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Scientists have stated that hot coffee is better than ice because it contains high levels of antioxidants.
At the University of Philadelphia and Thomas Jefferson, chemists say the rapid heating of coffee creates more complete acids that help pump oxygen around the body.
The research team found that the acidity levels in hot and cold coffee were almost identical.
The research paper published in the journal is the first in the broad range of health benefit analyzes for the beverage market, which grew 580% between 2011 and 2016.
Last year the AHA published a study that found that each extra cup of coffee increases heart health.
But new research from chemistry teachers and coffee lovers, Nene Rao and Megan Fuller, suggests that those who choose to drink coffee for certain health benefits should continue to eat the tasty beverage.
There have been allegations that the cold drink is less acidic, thus reducing the risk of gastrointestinal problems such as acid reflux and heartburn.
Although the benefits of coffee are well documented, including reducing the risk of diabetes and depression as well as some cancers, the researchers found that their heat was also useful, and there is no support for the claim that cold coffee has a pH.
"Coffee contains many antioxidants, and if you drink them moderately, research shows they can be very good, and we find that hot coffee has more antioxidant properties," Fuller said.
Source: Daily Mail