Benefits of Coffee on the Brain

Posted by Sushma Rao on Mon, Mar 7, 2016  
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Coffee, is undoubtedly the world's most favourite beverage and the world's most traded food commodity.

A hot cup of coffee, first thing in the morning shakes you out of your morning stupor and keeps your brain energized for the rest of the day. This is due to coffee's primary ingredient, caffeine, which is the most commonly used psychoactive drug globally. The National Consumer League’s executive director in America, Sally Greenberg, confirms that 85% of the U.S. population consumes caffeine every single day.

What happens When Coffee Hits Your Brain?

So, how does your brain perk up when you drink coffee? Caffeine suppresses a neurotransmitter called adenosine. As the day goes by, adenosine builds up in your brain and can influence sleep, alertness and attention.. There is always a competition between caffeine and adenosine. By blocking adenosine, caffeine sustains the cell, keeps you awake and ready to go.

Benefits of Coffee on the Brain


A surge in energy:
Caffeine stimulates the brain and and helps you feel less tired more alert.
 

 

Slows down mental aging: Various neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s develop after the age of 65. Research has shown that coffee drinkers have a 65% lower risk of such diseases
 

 

Creates a positive feeling: Depression is a serious mental disorder. Coffee appears to lower the risk of developing depression and keeps people chirpy and happy.

 

Improves learning and makes you smarter: Studies show that coffee improves various aspects of brain function, which include mood, memory and energy levels.
 

 

Helps You Burn Fat: Caffeine, is one of the very few natural substances that had been proven to burn fat and boost metabolic rate.

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