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April 14, 2016

How Coffee Can Keep You Mentally Sharp and Increase Longevity

Attention coffee lovers! We have eye-opening news for you: Coffee can keep you mentally sharp. From increasing productivity to improving your mood and memory, coffee has amazing effects on the brain. Go ahead and reach for that third (or fourth) cup of coffee, even after you’re wide-awake. Your brain will thank you later.

Stay alert and productive.
The average pot of coffee contains anywhere from 95 to 200 milligrams of caffeine per eight-ounce cup, depending on the type of roast you choose. Caffeine allows dopamine, a brain chemical, to circulate more freely, keeping you awake and alert. Studies have shown 46% of people in the workforce say they’re less productive at work if they don’t drink coffee. If you feel a post-lunch slump creeping up on you, be sure to fill up with another cup of joe.

Get smart.
Coffee drinkers are the smartest of them all. Caffeine is a stimulant, and actively blocks the effects of adenosine, an inhibitory neurotransmitter. Caffeine is able to increase the neural firing in the brain. Although it sounds complicated, that’s just the fancy way of saying caffeine makes the brain function better and faster. Remember: When you find yourself coming to a mental roadblock, caffeinated coffee is on your side.

Avoid memory decline.
Fill up your cup to stay in the best mental shape. Drinking coffee has impressive cognitive-enhancing effects on the short-term, working and long-term memory. The caffeinated beverage has been linked to fighting Alzheimer’s and dementia, as well as heightening the brain’s ability to absorb sensory details like lights, sounds and color. Certain memories can be enhanced up to 24 hours after caffeinated coffee is consumed. Coffee has also been linked to making quicker decisions, recalling information faster and increasing the brain’s attention span.

Improve your mood.
Caffeine prevents dopamine, an organic chemical that assists the brain and body’s functions, from reabsorbing into your system. The feel good chemical will linger in your brain and body longer, meaning you’ll sip your way to a better mood and lifted spirits. Treat yourself to another cup of coffee when you’re feeling down and relish in the positivity that comes along with it. Coffee and caffeine seem to be the answer to all life’s problems! 

Live longer.
Want to live forever? Coffee is (almost) the answer. A recent study conducted by the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health links drinking coffee to living longer. The study shows people who regularly drink one to five cups of coffee a day are at a lower risk of dying early from various causes like heart disease, diabetes and brain conditions. Drink up, coffee lovers!

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