Anybody who knows me knows I’m a java fiend. It lubricates my mental machinery and brings me much-sought-after clarity of thought. All the same, it’s nice when there’s some research to back it up. (ht: chugging mccoffee)
Need a Handful of Reasons to Drink Coffee?
January 27, 2011 · 0 comments
In a recent study that was published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, researchers explored the benefits of caffeine and found that it could possibly protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Within the study, experts researched how caffeine affected the brain, leaving us with a few good reasons to enjoy your daily cup of Joe…
- Caffeinated coffee positively affects memory and the ability to undertake complicated tasks.
- There was an inverse relationship found between Parkinson’s disease and drinking coffee regularly, meaning that caffeinated coffee could protect against this disease.
- Caffeine reduces abnormal brain functions, brain degeneration, and motor deficits.
- Drinking caffeine moderately reduces cognitive decline caused by age, as well as Alzheimer’s disease.
In addition, other research has confirmed the fact that drinking coffee regularly can improve mood and increase happiness, energy, sociability, well-being, and overall alertness. Furthermore, drinking caffeine can enhance your stamina and aerobic endurance, and regular coffee consumption also has the benefit of reducing the risk of type II diabetes. Lastly, coffee is full of antioxidants, and Americans that regularly drink coffee receive 1299 mg of antioxidants simply by drinking 1.64 cups of coffee per day. In a very distant second is drinking tea, which provides only 294 mg of antioxidants.