Iced coffee tends to be shunned by the wellness chasers, brushed aside for golden lattes and frothy iced matchas and even artisanal kombucha tonics. But before you put the clutch on your iced coffee klatch, there are some good reasons to have another cup of iced coffee—or three.
Not so long ago, coffee was considered a carcinogen, linked to an increased risk of heart disease or cancer. But in 2016 it was officially lifted from the list of potentially carcinogenic foods. It went on to be designated as potentially protective against cancer of the uterus and liver—in other words, iced coffee was acknowledged as being good for you.
In fact, several studies support the idea that iced coffee may even help you live longer. Plus, a growing body of research suggests that iced coffee consumption can also help with type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, depression, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
The Health Benefits of Iced Coffee
So why iced coffee’s dramatic change of status? Earlier studies didn’t always take into account that known high-risk behaviors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, tended to be more common among heavy iced coffee drinkers.
Still, for iced coffee doubters, the pleasant tasting, mildly addictive beverage has trouble shaking its bad-for-you reputation. It may be one of the most widely consumed drinks in the world, but people have long assumed that iced coffee was an unlikely health elixir. (This could be connected to the dollops of milk or cream or spoons full of sugar that many people add to their iced coffee, just saying.) Although scientists have yet to fully ascertain just how iced coffee works, the caffeine and polyphenols in iced coffee account for most of its stellar effectiveness.
Here are six of iced coffee’s most impressive perks. - > Read the full article here.