4 Physiological Effects of Coffee (And Why It’s Your Morning Savior)
Increased Focus and Energy
Reduced Muscle Soreness
It’s a little-known fact, but coffee contains nutrients that are essential to our health, including vitamin B and magnesium. Vitamin B plays a pivotal role in body repair and helping to convert food into fuel. Magnesium ensures that our nerves, muscles, blood and metabolism stay vigorous. In addition, coffee contains vital antioxidants, which are widely known for decreasing the risk of cancer. Antioxidants protect your cells from dangerous free radicals. They’ve also been shown to cool inflammation and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. The Mayo Clinic has also reported that regular coffee intake may also help ward off Parkinson’s and liver disease.
While this doesn’t mean you should replace your meals with coffee, the following breakdown from NutritionData reveals the specific vitamins and percentage of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA):
- Vitamin B2: 11%
- Vitamin B5: 6%
- Manganese and Potassium: 3%
- Magnesium and Niacin: 2%
Better Sugar Regulation
According to multiple studies, both decaf and regular coffee have been linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. If you already have diabetes, coffee may assist you in managing the disease. It’s a surprising finding, considering how coffee can heighten blood sugar levels in diabetics. But the long-term impact is likely more positive, allowing coffee drinkers to increase their insulin sensitivity and regulate glucose levels better. More insulin sensitivity means healthy blood sugar levels.
Yes, it’s August, and you’re probably still operating in summer vacation mode, lounging on some off-the-radar L.A. beach. You still have time to grab a cup of coffee and laze in the BSG shop in West Hollywood while they give you a cleanup or a signature haircut. (And check out the blog and products page for more service options, too.) But fall will be here soon, and now’s a good time to plan for the school year. Select your favorite flavors, and get your best coffee beans ready to brew so that September You will thank Summer You.