Protect your brain health by drinking coffee!
Good news for fans of coffee. A study revealed that coffee has considerable benefits for brain health. Coffee often causes controversy in terms of health because of the caffeine contained in it. However, the researchers showed that the consumption of coffee in a reasonable amount can provide benefits to the brain, both in the short and long term.
This is to note that the coffee drinkers do not have other unhealthy habits, such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and undergoing an unhealthy lifestyle. Here are the health benefits that can be provided by coffee to the brain, as reported by Care2 (2.12).
1. Increase focus
Consuming coffee will make the ability of the brain increased in a short time. Although this is only a temporary effect, but coffee could help you work more focus when needed. Coffee also triggers adrenaline that makes people more energetic and vibrant, as well as help improve mood.
2. Preventing inflammation
Polyphenols in coffee is one of the antioxidants that can prevent inflammation of the brain. Not only that, polyphenols also prevent inflammation that can lead to other health problems such as osteoporosis, cancer, and heart disease. Polyphenols in coffee also helps resolve inflammation of the two parts of the brain, the cortex and hippocampus.
3. Prevent Alzheimer’s
Based on the research presented at the Alzheimer Europe Annual Conference 2014, it was stated that coffee can provide protection against Alzheimer’s disease. Adults who consumed three to five cups of coffee a day reduced their risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 20 percent.
4. Maintain a lifetime of brain function
The study of the national Institute on Aging found that men and women aged 70 years who consumed coffee regularly have mental and brain function better than those who do not drink coffee.
In conclusion, although the caffeine in coffee consumed in excess is not good, but coffee consumption within reasonable limits can help you maintain a healthy brain. However make sure that drinking coffee is not coupled with unhealthy habits such as drinking alcohol or smoking. In addition, keeping your health through exercise, live a healthy lifestyle and keep eating healthy.