Between hot or cold coffee, hot brew coffee might win by popularity.
However, one cannot dismiss the fact that cold brew coffee has been gaining attention, especially in a tropical country like the Philippines.
In addition, cold brew also offers benefits like hot brew coffee.
Here are some impressive benefits of cold brew coffee as listed by Healthline:
It can boost your metabolism
Like hot brew coffee, cold brew contains caffeine that may help to increase your resting metabolic rate. “The caffeine in cold brew coffee can increase how many calories you burn at rest. This may make it easier to lose or maintain weight,” Healthline disclosed.
It lifts your mood
Studies had shown that caffeine can enhance mood and may improve brain function of older adults. Another study cited by Healthline showed that caffeine also “increases focus and attentiveness.”
It may lower heart risks
It is reported cold brew coffee contains compounds that may reduce heart health risks “including caffeine, phe
nolic compounds, magnesium, trigonelline, quinides, and lign ans.” It also contains chlorogenic acids and diterpenes, which act as antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents.
May be easier on your stomach than hot coffee
Interestingly, cold brew coffee is found to be slightly less acidic than hot brew coffee, “which means it may irritate your stomach less.”
May help you live longer
Many studies saying that coffee, whether hot or cold, can be linked to longer life. “Though cold brew coffee contains fewer total antioxidants than hot coffee, it’s full of compounds that have high antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help prevent health risks.”