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09 October, 2013

Surprising Brain Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee: wonder drug or guilty pleasure? Scientists have been puzzled by this for some time now. In fact, for hundreds of years now, coffee has been one of the world’s utmost popular beverages. Although, in the past professionals have cautioned us of the harms of coffee and caffeine, it seems that current research has mostly turned the tide to coffee’s positive benefits.

~ Taken from www.blog.positscience.com

 

 COFFEE WHEN CONSUMED IN MODERATION CAUSES MOOD ELEVATION AND ALERTNESS BUT EXCESS INTAKE LEADS TO ANXIETY ATTACKS AND INSOMNIA:

  • Coffee may slow the progress of Alzheimer’s disease. A study done in Florida determined that when older people with mild cognitive impairment were tested originally, and then again two to four years later, the ones with high blood caffeine-equivalent to about 3 cups of coffee-were far less probable to have developed full-blown Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Coffee could help you live longer. A large-scale study encompassing 400,000 older adults established that men that drank 2 cups of coffee a day lived 10% longer than their coffee-free partners. Amongst women, the figure was even greater; the coffee drinkers lived an average of 13% longer than their uncaffeinated peers.
  • Coffee can aid in the prevention of Parkinson’s disease- and may reduce the visible symptoms if you already have it. Some studies have revealed that people that drink coffee are less likely to develop Parkinson’s, and for those which already have the disease, coffee consumption has been found to aid with movement symptoms such as tremors.
  • Coffee might delay or postpone dementia. Animal experiments have established that caffeine may disrupt adenosine, a cell chemical that can start a chain reaction that leads to a disruption of neuron function, neurodegeneration, and eventual dementia
  • Coffee is one of the best sources of neuroprotective antioxidants available. Despite the fact that foods such as blueberries and pomegranates are most often flaunted for their antioxidant content, it turns out our cup of morning Joe is bursting with antioxidants. Studies have determined that it is the number one source of antioxidants in most people’s diets, by a large margin.