Dr Oz: Health Benefits Of Coffee
Dr Oz was joined by Dr Arnot who spent years researching the numerous health benefits of one of the world’s favorite drinks: coffee. He first explained just how coffee is so healthy for you and then teamed up with his go-to tester Rhenotha to learn more about some the healthiest and most refreshing ways to enjoy coffee.
Dr Oz: Healthy Cold Brew Coffee Benefits
First, what’s the deal with cold brew? Dr Bob Arnot explained that as you try to extract caffeine, flavors, and polyphenol out of coffee, if you boil it using the Turkish technique, the less warm the water is, the longer it takes. Cold brew takes 24 hours because it’s room temperature, but the advantages are that it’s smoother, contains a little less caffeine, less acid, and a different set of tastes.
Dr Arnot likes that when you buy it from a store, they do all the work for you. That being said, it’s still important to look for high-quality, single origin beans, like the ones Starbucks uses for its cold brew.
But what if you want to try to make it yourself? Fortunately, Dr Arnot has just the hack for you!
Dr Oz: Easy Hack To Make Cold Brew Coffee At Home
To make your own cold brew coffee at home, you’ll want to use the Chemex, which is the same thing they were using at the White House to make coffee. It uses a pour-over technique which means you put ground up beans into the filter and pour water over it. That means instead of waiting 24 hours for a cold brew, you get it almost instantly.
Dr Oz: How To Make Instant Cold Brew Coffee
Dr Arnot called it “Crash Cool Coffee” and you can make it yourself using the following technique:
- Slowly pour 2 C hot water over 1/4 C coffee ground over ice
- Serve over ice with almond or coconut milk
It’s that simple and Linda and Christie from the Bite Club certainly loved the flavor as well as the time required. For those who want a coffee drink that tastes and feels more like dessert, you’ll love the recipe on the following page…
Dr Oz: Banana Hazelnut Coffee Smoothie Recipe
- 3/4 C cold brew coffee concentrate
- 1/3 C hazelnuts (or other raw nut)
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 C unsweetened almond milk
- 2 frozen bananas – sliced
- 6-8 ice cubes
- 2 tbsp ground coffee beans
Simply blend the above ingredients for one incredibly tasty drink! It’s just 295 calories and is much healthier for you than those sugar and fat-loaded drinks you may buy at the coffee shop.