Since the dawn of time, both science and medicine have been trying to warn us about the adverse effects of drinking too much coffee can have on us. However, these warnings have and most probably always will, fall upon deaf ears. One does not just give up on coffee. Health risks be damned! We live in a fast paced world that demands from us to be just as fast.
For most people, the only thing helping them get out of bed every morning to go out into the world and fight on, is their daily dose of caffeine. So how is it that something so useful, something that is such an integral part of our morning routine be so harmful? Surely, there is more to it? Surely, it can’t be all bad? You’re absolutely right! While too much coffee might be bad for you, there are certainly advantages to drinking it as well! Here are some scientifically proven ways in which coffee is beneficial and can boost brain energy.
Our brain is a complicated organ. A slight shift in its chemistry can change our moods from contentment to restlessness and our bodies from fatigued to energized. In our brains, we have something called the adenosine receptors. These receptors bind with our neural membrane due to which we feel drowsy and tired. However, when we drink coffee and ingest the caffeine within it, these adenosine receptors bind with the caffeine instead. This in turn gives us more energy and hence boosts brain energy!
Perhaps it has something to do with fighting off fatigue and feeling more energetic, but a study conducted by students in Harvard indicated that the risk of depression and suicide was slightly lessened in women that drank coffee daily. Although, there is further research still required to prove this point beyond a shadow of a doubt, it is still a notable inclusion in our list of advantages.
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