Nutritionists have uncovered how coffee affects how your brain works throughout the day.
First of all, drinking caffeine, which is part of coffee, can disrupt sleep. This is emphasized by Trista Best, MSc in Health, Doctor of Medical Sciences. This effect is due to the interaction of coffee with adenosine, which is responsible for improving sleep and accumulates throughout the day. Because adenosine is similar in molecular structure to caffeine, it begins to compete with it for its effects on receptors in the brain. Caffeine still wins this battle.
However, coffee can also improve your cognitive function and overall brain function. According to Best, thanks to caffeine, beneficial substances are released in the brain, including serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine. Therefore, after coffee a person increases the reaction rate and concentration, improves mood.
Another benefit of coffee is its high antioxidant content. Morgin Clare, author of Fit Healthy Momma, these substances are known to be good for the brain, as they prevent them from damaging arteries and blood vessels, and also restore normal blood flow to the brain. Additionally, antioxidants can fight free radicals (aka damage) that protect against brain-related diseases.
News cannot be equated with a doctor’s prescription. Consult an expert before making a decision.