4 Health Benefits of Adding Milk to Your Coffee

The majority of American adults-64 percent, to be exact-enjoy at least one cup of coffee per day. And for many of those coffee lovers, their ritual is the same every day. Yet experts say that if you take your coffee black, there may be a few good reasons to switch up your routine.

We asked Lindsay Delk, RD, RDN, the Food and Mood Dietician, to share some of the biggest benefits of taking milk in your coffee. Read on to learn four ways that a splash of milk could transform your morning brew.

Coffee is full of helpful vitamins and minerals, such as riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), magnesium, and potassium. It’s also rich in antioxidants, which protect your cells against free radicals.

Yet if you’re looking to give your morning cup of joe an added health boost, experts say milk can help. “Many people enjoy the smooth texture that milk adds to their cup of coffee, but milk also offers health benefits,” says Delk. She says that a splash of added milk can provide “many vitamins and minerals, especially calcium and vitamin D. Read more…

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