All you coffee lovers, here's something you need to know. A recent study has found that hot coffee is better than cold coffee as it has higher levels of antioxidants. The study found that hot coffee has a number of other health benefits like lower risk of some cancers and lower risk of diabetes and depression. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in the US found that hot coffee had more total titratable acids which might just be responsible for the high levels of antioxidants.
“Coffee has a lot of antioxidants. If you drink it in moderation, research shows it can be pretty good for you. We found the hot brew has more antioxidant capacity,” said Megan Fuller, an Assistant Professor from the varsity. It was also found that pH levels of both hot and cold coffee were similar, ranging from 4.85 to 5.13 for all coffee samples tested. However, plenty of coffee blogs and companies have stated that cold coffee is less acidic than hot coffee and thus less likely to cause heartburn or gastrointestinal problems.
“And considering hot and cold brews have comparable pH levels, coffee drinkers should not consider cold brew a ‘silver bullet’ for avoiding gastrointestinal distress,” said Niny Rao, Associate Professor from the university. Stay tuned for more updates.