You know water is good for you. Your morning coffee is mainly water, but there is more to this invigorating brew. Coffee is a source of seven vitamins and minerals, and while these occur in minute quantities in each cup, they contribute to the synergy of nutrient absorption, especially if you enjoy your coffee with a meal. One more reason to not skip breakfast!
Riboflavin (B-2) – You may have noticed that Riboflavin is a common addition to your morning cereal. You’ll be happy to know that it is also present in coffee. Not only does it play a key role in maintaining proper digestive function, but it is also critical in blood oxygenation and circulation, and the regulation of collagen levels to help keep your skin healthy.
Niacin (B-3) – The ultimate “bad” cholesterol warrior. Daily intake of Niacin has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol (the bad guy) by as much as 20%. Niacin also improves brain function. It is often prescribed as a natural support for people dealing with depression. It also helps protect the skin from sun damage.
Pantothenic Acid (B-5) – This one is your friendly immune system supporter. On top of this, it assists in the process that turns fats and carbohydrates into energy for a vibrant you. B-5 has been shown to alleviate anxiety as well.
Calcium – Surprised? There are traces of calcium in coffee, which is a good thing because calcium is the most abundant mineral in your entire body. Every little bit of replenishing counts. Of course, we all know that calcium helps maintain bone density as we age, but in addition to this it helps regulate muscle contractions and thus keeps your ticker ticking.
Manganese – Calcium does not work alone. In addition to being a remarkable antioxidant, Manganese contributes to bone growth and health. One of its key function, however, is to regulate the body’s entire metabolism. It may also help control blood sugar levels.
Magnesium – This one’s on your side for a healthy heart and muscles. It plays a significant role in all nerve impulses that fire up the various functions in your body. In fact, it has been associated with over 300 enzymatic processes in the body.
Potassium – Blood pressure regulation is at the top of Potassium’s to-do list, along with helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. It contributes to proper oxygenation of the brain and is known to effectively regulate stress hormones.
Please note that coffee does not contain sufficient amounts of the above nutrients to completely replace a good meal or supplement. What it adds, however, is a beneficial perk to a healthy diet.
We raise our cup to your health!