Aside from letting you get through dreary Monday morning meetings and hour-long commutes to work with some semblance of sanity, coffee has many surprising health benefits.
Recent research had discovered that regular coffee consumption can benefit your kidney’s health, and now a new study published in the Nutrition Neuroscience journal has claimed that it can do the same with your brain’s cognitive functions.
Yes, your humble cup of coffee can be the key to keeping your brain young.
The researchers studied data collected from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, focused on finding the relationship between caffeine consumption and cognitive functions in the 827 participants who were all 60 years or older.
The results found that caffeine helped in preventing cognitive functions from getting worse over time.
According to the researchers, coffee has a lot of polyphenols and antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory and likely play a role in reducing the risk of cognitive impairment.
But does that mean your daily cup of venti double chocolate chip frappuccino with extra caramel drizzle is justified in the name of healthy brain functions?
The recommended amount of coffee is two-three six-ounce cups of coffee a day, otherwise, you could face the unpleasant effects of being over-caffeinated by getting headaches, insomnia, and shakiness. Experts also advise that getting coffee’s many health benefits can only be enjoyed if you take it black with minimum additives.
So would you change your coffee order now?