Coffee Preventing Alzheimer’s
This is a yet another piece of evidence against the coffee naysayers. Coffee is actually great for preventing the Alzheimer’s disease, scientists say. People free of chronic problems with coffee are recommended up to five cups a day!
Coffee’s caffeine acts as a prevention
According to Gary W. Arendash, PhD, a Florida Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research professor, coffee’s caffeine is great for preventing Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that – to a certain extent, it’s also able to heal a brain already affected by the disease.
Coffee for mice
The tests designed to confirm the hypothesis that coffee is great for preventing Alzheimer’s disease were performed on laboratory mice. Every day, they got water with caffeine – mice coffee of sorts. As with human brains, mice brains also start deteriorating over time. However, mice that were fed caffeine regularly performed much better than other mice the same age that were caffeine-free.
What makes coffee healthy?
Mr. Arendash says caffeine is able to get rid of the so-called amyloids, which are essentially clusters of matter that find their place in a brain and create the symptoms of Alzheimer’s. He proved this by giving old mice caffeine water over time. All of the old mice started performing much better in various basic intelligence tests. Coincidence? Probably not – the mice were given caffeine-free coffee as well, however to no end. This means caffeine is the essential component.
Five cups a day?
It may sound surprising to you, but the laboratory mice were actually given caffeine corresponding to human intake from five cups a day! That is around 400 – 500 mg of caffeine, which is said to be the optimal daily intake.
Definitely drink coffee – do so responsibly, however with a little less worry than before. Quality coffee can be really good for the body – and much more so for the brain.