The Health Benefits Of Cold Brew Coffee

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  • Cold brew coffee does not have the strong and bitter taste of regular coffee
  • Just like the regular joe, cold-brew coffee offers a range of health benefits
  • Cold brew coffee has compounds that can increase insulin sensitivity, stabilize blood sugar, and lower blood pressure

Have you tried cold brew coffee?

Cold brew coffee is made when coffee beans are steeped in cold water for an extended period of time, usually between 12 and 24 hours. The process does not use heat, so cold brew coffee does not have the strong and bitter taste of regular coffee, but just like the regular joe, cold-brew coffee also offers a range of health benefits.

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Boosts Digestive Health

Coffee is very acidic, so drinking too much can irritate the stomach and worsen indigestion, GERD and irritable bowel syndrome. Cold brew coffee is easier on the stomach because it is almost two-thirds less acidic than its hot brewed counterpart. Cold brew coffee also has crude polysaccharides, carbohydrates that boost the immunity of your digestive system and may decrease gut irritation.

Reduces Your Risk For Unwanted Health Conditions

Cold brew coffee has compounds that can increase insulin sensitivity, stabilize blood sugar, and lower blood pressure; reducing your risk of developing a heart condition. Cold brew coffee may also reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes due to the powerful antioxidants known as chlorogenic acids present in coffee.

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Improves Metabolism

You burn more calories when you have a higher metabolic rate. The caffeine in cold brew coffee is believed to boost metabolic rate by boosting the body’s ability to burn fat. In one study, researchers found that ingesting caffeine led to a 13 percent increase in calorie burning and 200 percent increase in fat burning.

Enhances Mood

Caffeine in cold brew coffee can also enhance mood. One study found that drinking a cup of coffee per day lowers depression risk by 8 percent. Research also suggests that caffeine can be used as a nutritional supplement that can improve mood and brain function in older adults.