Coffee helps concentration

More memory and concentration in the cup of coffee

Three recent studies confirm the effectiveness of coffee and caffeine inhelp memory and concentration. Green light therefore to the invigorating cup of the morning, without exaggerating. 

Yup, it is a recent review published by Practical Neurology by Title  “Effects of coffee/caffeine on brain health and disease: What should I tell my patients?” (2016) della ricercatrice francese Astrid Nehlig, to prove that a moderate consumption of coffee is not only not harmful, but on the contrary, it improves attention and promotes concentration, implementing many positive brain functions. 

In fact, until now it was said that from 2 to 5 cups a day (but there are also those who limit them to 3 or 4!) do not hurt.

The doses that according to this research would be about 400 milligrams of coffee - obviously to be considered based on the type and method of preparation, as well as in relation to the general state of health of the person - they can increase attention span, and increase the state of well-being of the person.

Besides being good for relieve headache and migraine, by helping the author of the study, coffee would mitigate the harmful effects of trough, preventing cognitive decline while reducing the risk of developing heart attacks, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.


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Further studies on coffee

Same EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) in a 2015 report entitled “Scientific Opinion on the safety of caffeine”  and in an antecedent relationship, confirms the fact that caffeine, taken in correct doses, would not alter the health of the healthy adult individual.


Another one search conducted by Capek S. and Guenther RK in 2009 entitled "Caffeine's effects on true and false memory." (Psychol Rep), the reaction of two types of memory in a group of adult students, proving that caffeine intake can help and affect both cases.

But be careful not to abuse it: if coffee in good doses is a friend for the brain, it becomes dangerous for other organs or parts of the body, such as stomach.

As Livestrong points out, especially for those with related disorders, as ulcers or gastritis, coffee - traditional coffee but also decaffeinated, while generally more tolerated are ginseng coffee or barley coffee -, should be avoided, as increases the production of gastric acids which can create unpleasant discomfort and irritate those who are more sensitive.

Let's not forget also the caffeine gene, which, as demonstrated by the Harvard researchers a few years ago, it can be a cause of coffee addiction!


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