My Brain Test: Your Brain Loves Coffee for Good Reasons

| Posted in Brain Health, Brain Research

Coffee beans are full of antioxidents. It turns out that many people receive almost all of their antioxidents from drinking coffee, with tea and bananas a distant second and third choice. While coffee is a reasonable option for antioxidant intake, vegetables and fruits are also good choices. See this expanded list of brain healthy foods. Regular coffee consumption can provide some protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. No, coffee does not prevent or cure neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s. But, some large scale studies do indicate that people who regularly consume 2-5 cups of coffee per day are afforded some incremental protection against symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, compared to age matched controls who don’t regularly consume coffee. (April 20, 2014)