6 Nutrition Facts About Coffee

It's true, coffee is the most important meal of the day! Learn about 6 new nutritional facts about coffee.

It's true, coffee is the most important meal of the day! So go ahead and keep on drinking your coffee while you read these 6 nutrition facts.

1. Coffee is better than other energy drink options

Energy drinks may have vitamins, but they do not have nearly the same amount of benefits that coffee has, and may not even give you an increase in energy or brain function. 

2. Lowers risk of Type-2 Diabetes

Coffee (including decaf), has been proven to prevent diabetes.

3. Coffee can help fight cavities

Coffee contains an alkaloid called Trigonelline, which helps to fight off cavities.

4. Hot drinks can aid digestion more than cold beverages

This works for any kind of hot beverages. Medicaldaily.com says that drinking hot beverages "can heal our bodies, providing digestive power and reducing metabolic waste that could have built up in our immune system."

5. Espresso is low in calories

Espresso, without any cream or sugar added in, is very low in calories!

6. Coffee has more antioxidants than fruit

"Coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the average American's diet, outpacing both fruits and veggies combined."

 

Sources

1. http://www.details.com/story/coffee-vs-energy-drinks-what-boosts-your-energy-more-and-which-is-better-for-you

2. http://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20120113/why-coffee-may-reduce-diabetes-risk

3. http://www.dentalplans.com/dentalhealtharticles/44867/coffee-may-offer-a-form-of-dental-care.html

4. http://www.medicaldaily.com/health-benefits-warm-water-6-ways-drinking-warm-water-can-heal-your-body-282218

5. http://mealsandmiles.com/2012/02/09/my-favorite-low-calorie-coffee-drinks/ 

6. http://www.details.com/story/coffee-vs-energy-drinks-what-boosts-your-energy-more-and-which-is-better-for-you