Espresso is a type of coffee that is made by forcing pressurized hot water through finely-ground, dark roasted coffee beans. It has more caffeine and acids than other types of coffee like iced or brewed. What are the health benefits of espresso? Espresso can provide an energy boost and make you feel less hungry for longer periods of time because it lowers your blood sugar levels. But there are also drawbacks to this drink too!
- Espresso is the second most popular drink worldwide, making up about 30% of coffee consumption globally (second to instant coffee).
- In Italy alone there are about 190 million espressos sold each year; the country consumes approximately 18% of coffee consumed in Europe and 16% worldwide.
- A study from the Harvard School of Public Health found that drinking two cups of filtered coffee per day reduced the risk for type II diabetes by 24%.
- It’s always good for people who are trying to lose weight to take longer breaks from drinking espresso instead!
- It is also lower in carbohydrates and has a higher concentration of beneficial antioxidants, which can help to prevent chronic disease.
- Drinking espresso daily may lower your cholesterol levels, too.
- In fact, some studies show that drinking three cups or so daily can lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.
- Espresso is also high in polyphenols – compounds found to be associated with better brain health as well!
Coffee Vs Espresso
- Espresso is much more concentrated than coffee so it has about half the calories.
- The caffeine and acid content of espresso can lead to health benefits such as protection against Parkinson’s Disease or lower risk for type II diabetes, but it also leads to disadvantages such as heartburn or an increased chance for anxiety issues in some people.
- Moderate consumption will result in higher blood pressure levels, which could be problematic if you have hypertension – when consumed regularly this might even set off migraines!
- There are no other significant differences between these beverages other than that espresso cups are usually smaller (about one shot vs three shots). Thus, on average there would not seem to be any nutritional difference from drinking espresso vs. coffee, but there are different health benefits and drawbacks depending on your personal preferences!
- Espresso is often quite a bit stronger than brewed coffee so it could be easier to get too much caffeine or acidity with espresso, which can lead to withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking it.
- Taking frequent breaks from the caffeinated beverage will help alleviate these issues as well as reduce your risk for developing other serious conditions like cancer – if this worries you then maybe stick with some decaffeinated options – great news though: we have both caffeinated and noncaffeinated brands available in our store!
Espresso Calories vs. Coffee Calories
Espresso is much more concentrated than coffee, so it has about half the calories for any given volume (i.e., a shot of espresso will contain around 30-40 calories where there are 60 in an eight-ounce cup).
Espresso vs. brewed coffee
- Compared to brewed coffee, espresso increases your blood pressure temporarily because the water being pushed through the beans creates a sudden burst of energy when you drink it.
- In addition, most espressos are made from dark roasted beans but contain less fiber and fewer nutrients than lighter roasts such as French roasts.
- At the moment, there is a higher demand for brewed coffees which will drive up your production costs if you chose to offer both options in your store.
- The caffeine and acid content of espresso are higher than brewed coffee because the brewing time for an espresso shot is shorter.
- Espresso has about one serving of caffeinated beverage so it’s not too high on the scale but can still be more potent in terms of caffeine if you’re sensitive to it like many people are these days thanks to all our energy drinks and such running rampant around us at convenience stores everywhere!
- Espressos contain approximately 100 milligrams (mg) or .25 ounces (oz) while typically brewed coffees contain about 40 mg or .125 oz.
- Espresso has less acid content than brewed coffee which is one of the reasons that people prefer it for stomach issues like heartburn because coffee can aggravate those conditions a bit more often depending on your tolerances and sensitivities.
Health Issues/ Drawback of Espresso
- Espresso can lead to an increased heart rate since it contains a low amount of tannic acid, which is found in regular coffee. If you’re on blood pressure medication or if your doctor recommends against drinking espresso because of other medical conditions, then they’ll most likely recommend that you avoid this type of coffee.
- Drinking espresso combined with smoking cigarettes increases the risk for all types of cancers.
- Espresso increases the levels of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and cortisol in your bloodstream which stimulates the central nervous system.
- Some people find that they don’t sleep well after drinking their morning latte and this might be because caffeine increases anxiety which leads to difficulty falling asleep at night – but if you switch from your standard Americano or drip coffee then you’re on the right track!
- There are many benefits from coffee but once you drink espresso every day for years at high dosages caffeine will have negative effects such as loss of calcium which leads to osteoporosis or an increased risk of tooth decay due to acidity.
- The high acid content means that it’s not recommended for people who have gastroesophageal reflux or heartburn, as well as those with low bone density.
When You Drink Espresso Every Day, This Is What Happens To Your Body?
A recent study found that drinking about three shots of espresso per day caused changes in blood cholesterol levels (increased HDL) as well as increased insulin sensitivity over time – this means you’re able to process sugar better when you drink espresso every day! The World Health Organization even says there’s no need to worry about high caffeine intake (above 400mg per day) and moderate consumption of espresso can even have a protective effect against Parkinson’s Disease.
In conclusion, espresso is more concentrated than coffee, but it’s also lower in calories – so you can enjoy the intense flavor without worrying about weight gain.
I hope I’ve convinced you to try drinking espresso every day!