This is a post via VitaCup—an Elephant Mindful Partner. We’re honored to work with mindful companies like VitaCup—dedicated to improving our health and well-being. ~ ed.
On any airplane, we’re instructed to put on our own oxygen mask in an emergency, before helping others.
This same concept applies in everyday life: we can’t put good out into the world until we’ve taken care of ourselves.
Vibrancy, happiness, and strength all come from a well-nourished mind and body, but in our hectic day-to-day life it’s not always so easy to feed both our minds and our bodies as well as we’d like to.
Even when we put a lot of effort into eating a healthy diet and taking care of ourselves every day, it can be hard to stay on top of everything, and because our lifestyles are so fast-paced, when we don’t stay on top of our nutrition, we can fall into a slump surprisingly quickly.
How often do we rush out the door in the morning having forgotten to take our vitamins, or grabbing something quick to eat that may not give us all the nutrients we need to kickstart our day. How many of us are running on caffeine alone half the day? We’re putting ourselves on the back foot before we’ve even started.
It’s a vicious cycle.
But there’s a revolutionary and unique new product with a simple solution to this problem. And it actually starts with that cup of coffee which is the first thing most of us think about when we get up. I don’t know about you, but I hardly ever rush out the door without having had my morning cuppa, or at least taking one with me.
And this is why VitaCup is so clever.
It takes something most of us don’t even have to remind ourselves to have and turns it into a powerhouse of nutrition for our bodies and brains.
You see, VitaCup coffee is infused with essential vitamins and antioxidants that we often lack.
And their newest blend, called the “Genius Blend,” also includes that magic ingredient MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides), made famous by Bulletproof Coffee.
More on that in a second, but what you basically need to know here is that it feeds your brain like nothing else, which is just one of its amazing health benefits.
The awesome thing about VitaCup is that every flavor they offer is available in a Keurig-compatible coffee pod which, unlike most, is completely recyclable.
“I had just about sworn off of my keurig because I could not get a decent cup of coffee until I ordered the sample pack of VitaCup. Not only was it good, I felt good about drinking it. Now I just have to figure out which packs I want to order.” ~ Shelli Mohan, Personal Trainer
But, let’s take it back a step and break this down…
What exactly is in VitaCup coffee that makes it so powerful?
Well, every VitaCup pod contains a powerhouse blend of B and D vitamins, as well as antioxidants.
This includes Vitamin D3, which is vital for immune support. And, even though our bodies can make this vitamin when we spend time in the sun, we rarely make enough, especially in winter. D3 deficiency can create a bit of an energy and mood hangover way into spring too. Even in summer, many of us living in the northern hemisphere especially could still benefit from D3 supplementation.
B1 and B5 are there to power up metabolism and energy.
Our bodies are capable of so much when we fuel them properly! But, in this day and age, it’s easy to forget that being fatigued all the time is not normal. We may be busy, but that doesn’t mean we should be miserable. Keeping metabolism and energy production levels high is key to avoiding that nagging sluggishness that so many of us are living with unnecessarily.
You’ll also find vitamins B6 and B9 in the VitaCup blend to help with our bodies’ production of beautiful and healthy hair, skin, and nails.
We spend so much time, energy, and money on products to improve these things from the outside, but what if we began inside? Our bodies have the natural ability to grow shiny hair, strong nails, and glowing skin, but only if we nourish ourselves with the right ingredients.
Even if you forget all of this, though, and only remember the importance of only one vitamin, let it be B12.
This is such a vital part of our overall health, but it’s too often lacking in our diet. This is especially likely for vegetarians and vegans since B12 is mostly present in animal products. B12 manages so much of what goes on in our bodies, from energy levels to moods to the way our nervous system functions. Without enough of it, “mental fog” quickly drifts in and makes everyday life harder, more tiring, and less enjoyable.
Last, but not least, each cup of coffee also includes antioxidants.
From just eating blueberries to splurging on elaborate acai bowls, we often go to great lengths to load up on antioxidants every day. Their most important role is to neutralize free radicals which would otherwise be harmful in our bodies.
But the newest VitaCup flavor, Genius Blend, is even more supercharged:
That’s because it not only contains all these essential vitamins and antioxidants, it also incorporates MCT, plus two more superfood ingredients: cinnamon, and turmeric.
If you’ve ever heard of Bulletproof Coffee, you probably know what MCT is.
It stands for Medium Chain Triglycerides, which basically means that it’s a pure healthy fat with an almost unbelievable number of health benefits: from weight loss, to increased energy, and lowered bloody sugar and cholesterol.
The unique thing about the Genius Blend is that, while many Bulletproof Coffee recipes call for coconut oil or butter, they use isolated MCT, which means you’re getting just the part of the fats you want and leaving out all the extras. It works to control appetite, improves cognitive functioning, and supports endurance.
Cinnamon and turmeric were once just considered spices that add a dash of flavor of our food, but are now widely revered for their huge health benefits. Cinnamon helps to balance blood sugar to prevent sweet cravings, while turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory. On top of this, both spices provide additional antioxidant benefits, here.
Feeding our brains doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it should.
Our minds affect our bodies, and our bodies affect our minds, from happiness to productivity to manifesting our goals.
The Genius Blend is intended to shift our focus from trying harder to be healthy to trying smarter. It gives us the basic building blocks we need to be thinkers and doers and innovators every single day rather than just going through the motions.
Wellness has many different aspects, but our physical health is undeniably important.
Our bodies are the vessels through which we navigate and explore the world around us. By starting each day with a physical act of kindness toward ourselves—taking care of our health first—we can improve everything that follows.
Editor: Khara-Jade Warren