If you don’t know, now you know. Coffee drinkers tend to live longer than non-coffee drinkers due to the antioxidants, nutrients, and other phytochemicals found in coffee. So even people with caffeine sensitivity can partake in “longer life” benefits found in decaf coffee too! The benefits have nothing to do with the energy-boosting effects of caffeine. It is the bean and not the caffeine that gives life-extending benefits.
People who drink 2-3 cups of coffee get a daily dose of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. Benefits like reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults have been found for coffee drinkers compared to non-coffee drinkers. Here are some other benefits associated with some of the nutrients found in coffee beans:
Calcium: We all know calcium leads to healthy bones. However, it also supports blood clotting, nerve function, muscle contractions, and weight management.
Magnesium: This one is a big one! It helps with bone strength and aid in protecting individuals from hypertension by regulating your blood pressure.
Phosphorus: Phosphorus works hand and hand with other nutrients. For example, when combined with calcium, it provides stronger bones, or when it’s with lipids, it supports integrity to cell membranes.
Potassium: This lovely nutrient counteracts sodium and helps keep blood pressure low.
I’m more of a death before decaf type of lady. But however you prefer starting your day with a cup of joe – full throttle, half-caff., or lite – has health benefits.
The Buzzed Badger