Study Reveals Drinking Hot Coffee is Actually Good for Your Health
There’s no doubt that coffee has become an important part of our life. It became everyone’s favorite beverage to drink for kick-starting their day, or if they just want to keep themselves alert while finishing their tasks or studying for an upcoming exam.
Most coffee lovers prefer drinking their favorite beverage either as a hot coffee or as a cold brew. While both beverages are delicious to drink and delivers the caffeine, what you really need. However, a new study suggests that drinking hot coffee gives you more health benefits compared to drinking cold brews.
According to a new study published in the Scientific Reports Journal, the researchers compared the antioxidant and acidity activities between hot and cold brew coffee. They found hot coffee has higher levels of antioxidant activity compared to cold brew coffee. The antioxidants present in drinking coffee helps lower down your risk of acquiring diabetes, heart disease, and even early death.
According to the study co-author Megan Fuller, Ph.D. at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, the research shows drinking hot coffee (in moderation) is actually good for your health. Both Fuller and her co-author Niny Rao, Ph.D. emphasized on their paper that additional research must be conducted to fully understand the potential differences and effects of drinking coffee at varying temperatures and times when it comes to its health benefits.
Aside from the level of antioxidants present in both brewed coffees, Fuller and Rao also debunked the myth that states cold brew is less acidic than hot brewed coffee. According to the study’s results, the acidic levels found in both coffees are similar The pH levels of both coffee all fell between the 4.85-5.13 range. Based on the numbers they’ve obtained, Rao said drinking cold brew cups from Joe shouldn’t become your instant solution in treating your GI distress.
Despite the study’s results, Frank Hu, MD, Ph.D. at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health says there are also benefits you can get from drinking cold-brewed coffee. According to them, cold coffee also has antioxidants, minerals, and other health-promoting polyphenols found in hot-brewed coffee.
Moreover, cold brew coffee is naturally tastier compared to hot-brewed. This means you’ll be less tempted to season it with cream, milk, or sugar, which can increase the fat content and calories as you drink your favorite beverage. So it’s not the end of the world for die-hard cold brew coffee fans yet!
How to Make Your Coffee Healthier?
Whether you’re a hot-brew or cold-brew coffee lover, one thing is for sure: we all love drinking coffee and we’re looking for ways to make it healthier without giving up our favorite drink. The health experts recommend you these tips to make drinking coffee healthier.
As Much as Possible, Drink Black Coffee
According to health experts, drinking black coffee in its purest and raw form not only gives your much-needed jolt to keep you awake and alert, but it’s also healthy. They emphasize loading up your coffee with milk, sugar, and cream can outweigh the health benefits you get from the coffee itself.
It’s because sugar has fructose, which is linked to chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. If you really want to use a sweetener, the experts recommend you use a natural sweetener like honey and stevia instead.
Choose Organic Coffee
Most commercialized coffees are spared with chemicals, hormone growth, and pesticides which can be harmful to your body if consumed. As much as possible, the experts recommend you buy organic coffee beans from the local farmer’s market instead. Not only are these coffee beans healthy, but you’re supporting local businesses too!
Avoid Drinking Too Much
As a coffee lover, you may be tempted to drink as many cups you can, but the health experts recommend you drink it in moderation. According to health studies, excessive caffeine alters your sensitivity and disrupts your sleeping pattern. It also has adverse side effects like anxiety, digestive issues, high blood pressure, muscle breakdown, and even addiction.
More in Health & Well-being
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen’s Secret to Long-lasting Relationship Proves They’ll be Together Forever
Most social media netizens admire the iconic Hollywood couple, Chrissy Teigen and John Legend not only for their notable achievements as entertainers...August 21, 2019
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Could Divorce, Here’s How Much Money Is on the Line
Eight months – it might sound like a short period to most people but that’s how long Miley Cyrus and Liam...August 20, 2019
Michelle Obama’s Spiritual Journey Towards Finding Her Identity Shows She is Just Like Us
Barack Obama’s wife Michelle Obama etched her name among the greats even before her husband became the 44th president of the...August 20, 2019
Margot Robbie, Jennifer Lopez and More Stars Who Believe Breakfast Is Overrated
For some people, mornings are not complete without breakfast, which is often touted as the most important meal of the day –...August 19, 2019
Slow vs. Fast Weight Loss: Which One’s More Sustainable? Here’s What Jillian Michaels Has to Say
Slow and steady wins the race; this is what you’ll often hear from the wise when it comes to achieving anything, whether it’s...August 19, 2019
Kristen Bell Says Every Couple Must Do THIS to Have a Lasting Relationship
Kristen Bell’s popular role in Veronica Mars may have ended more than a decade ago, but her career has only just...August 19, 2019
Meghan Markle Wants to Raise Her Son Vegan, but Experts Say It Might be a Bad Idea
Ever since Baby Sussex was born earlier this month, media, royal fans and the internet can’t help but gush over how adorable little Archie is....August 19, 2019
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Have Chosen a VERY Special Place As Their New Home
As Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan Markle wait for the arrival of their royal baby in a couple of weeks, sources...August 19, 2019
Oat Milk Is the New Milk Crave! Here Is Why It Gets Nutritionists’ Approval
Not too long ago, the only milk we associated with our teas and coffees was cow milk. However, the 21st Century...August 19, 2019