Benefits of Drinking Cold Brew Coffee

Did you know that cold brew coffee is one of the hottest trends in the U.S.?

The cold brew coffee market was worth $310 million in 2020, which means the market size has tripled in just five years. We all love coffee, but the reason why cold brew coffee has trended is because of its health benefits.

Although studies on many of them are ongoing, early indications are overwhelmingly positive. And that’s good enough for me!

Let’s take a look at why you should switch to cold brewed coffee for your cup of morning joe.

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It May Boost Your Metabolism

The higher your metabolism the more calories you burn when not exercising. Metabolic rates will differ depending on who you are. That’s why some people can consume an entire chocolate cake with no bad effects on their weight.

Cold brewed coffee is said to boost metabolism by up to 13%, says one study. So, switching to cold brew could boost weight loss in the long-term.

It Could Improve Your Mood

Coffee can boost your mood. Studies show that people who drink coffee daily experienced an 8% decrease in depression.

Since cold brew coffee has a more concentrated caffeine level than hot coffee, making the switch could enhance your mood boost and reduce your chances of getting down in the dumps.

It May Lower Your Chances of Type 2 Diabetes

Coffee drinkers are less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Of course, you may say that this is because coffee drinkers are choosing not to drink soda and other sugary drinks, but there are other reasons.

Cold brew coffee contains chlorogenic acids, which are powerful antioxidants. It also helps regulate gut peptides, which are hormones playing a role in maintaining blood sugar levels.

It May Stop Acid Reflux When You Drink Coffee

Do you suffer from acid reflux? Many people swear off coffee because of it or just learn to deal with the symptoms.

Although coffee has a similar pH level, cold brew coffee is slightly less acidic than hot coffee. This means it is gentler on your stomach and may prevent acid reflux.

Adding More Caffeine to Your Day

Coffee is well-known to increase lifespan because it contains so many antioxidants. Cold brewed coffee contains more caffeine, which means more antioxidants, alongside all the benefits above.

The difference is not significant when compared cup-to-cup; 95mg in hot coffee and 100mg in cold brew. However, over a lifetime this is a huge difference in your intake.

Although long-term studies are rare, there are indications that coffee drinking could add a few years to your life.

Conclusion

Cold brewed coffee may be healthier than a traditional cup of hot coffee. Although it may take some getting used to if you are used to searing hot coffee every day, your decision could come with lots of health benefits.

As the cold brew trend grows in prominence, now has never been a better time to expand your coffee drinking ways.

James Farner

James Farner is an author who has been writing professionally for eight years. For four of those years, he has been traveling full-time. So far he has visited 63 countries on five continents.

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