Drink Coffee, but don’t forget Calcium!

All us of have tasted this magical bean with a blend of sugar and yes it’s your dearest Coffee.

Drunk all over the world; Enjoyed by all ages. It acts as a stimulant, fights fatigue and acts as a mood enhancer enhance mood and performance.

Around the World for most people, indulging in a cup of coffee is a ritual they can’t live without.

As caffeine enters your blood, stream it raises your blood pressure, fights fatigue making you more alert and energetic to perform your day-to-day chores.

With your daily dose of this stimulant, you start producing adrenaline (Adrenaline is a stress hormone secreted by the adrenal glands and plays a major role in preparing the body to fight or flight)

Caffeine makes your body cells to release more energy by breaking down fats and with a rise in Serotonin which leads to better muscular strength.

Serotonin is a chemical messenger that’s believed to act as a mood stabilizer. Researches show that serotonin plays an important role in regulating mood and appetite, which leads to better muscle strength.

But to keep enjoying the stimulating taste and benefits of Coffee you have to increase the consumption of calcium in your diet.

Here’s why?

Coffee may lead to decreased calcium absorption and increased calcium excretion, thereby increasing the risk of osteoporosis.

When caffeine is present in the bloodstream, the body will excrete more calcium. If your diet does not include enough calcium, your body will start taking calcium from your teeth and bones.

However, recent evidence shows that drinking coffee in moderation does not have a major impact on bone health, especially, if you take adequate calcium in your diet; After all, Calcium is the most important mineral for bone health.

Caffeine produces a small increase in calcium excretion and a very small decrease in calcium absorption.

If you drink a lot of black coffee, adding milk to your coffee can indeed help you meet your calcium needs enhancing the taste of milk.

Milk is the best source of calcium; one cup contains about 300 mg of calcium which is easily absorbable by our body. Milk contains vitamins A, D, B12, which is essential for bone health.

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, men and women 50 and under should take 1,000 mg of calcium while adults over 50 should increase their daily intake to 1,200 mg.

But if you are not a milk lover and want to go on with your black beauty, you can either take a calcium supplement or compensate the loss by consuming a calcium-rich diet.