Get numerous benefits from coffee! Research shows that in many cases, more is better when it comes to coffee improving health. The evidence is so robust that the medical community is even changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!”
by Natural Blaze
Coffee might seem to have become the premier symbol of our modern fast-paced lifestyle. Often used as a quick wake-up, midday pick-me-up, or to get through a late-night cram session for school or work, coffee as a beverage is only increasing in popularity.
Coffee's history as a beverage that made its way from the Arabian peninsula into Europe and beyond is indeed an interesting one. However, the use of coffee in its entirety is being studied more closely and could place coffee in a whole new context as a beneficial component to human health and the environment.
Let's look at the comprehensive health benefits that coffee can impart, whether ingested or applied.
1. Energy booster: We might as well start with the most obvious. This is no doubt the #1 reason why most of us race for our coffee each morning. But unlike sugary drinks, potentially dangerous “energy drinks” or even a …
The popularity of the coffee houses was unequaled and people frequented them for all kinds of social activity. Not only did they drink coffee and engage in conversation, but they also listened to music, watched performers, played chess and kept current on the news of the day. In fact, they quickly became such an important center for the exchange of information that the coffee houses were often referred to as ‘Schools of the Wise.'
This was echoed by nearly every new culture that subsequently encountered their first cup of coffee. For an entertaining and informative account of the impact of coffee amid a historical backdrop with fictionalized characters, we have to recommend David Liss's book The Coffee Trader.
Modern-day science is confirming these early observations. Research into caffeine at Johns Hopkins University highlights the positive impact on long-term memory:
Their research, published by the journal Nature Neuroscience, shows that caffeine enhances certain memories at least up to 24 hours after it is consumed.
“We've always known that caffeine has cognitive-enhancing effects, but its particular effects on strengthening memories and making them resistant to forgetting has never been examined in detail in humans,” said Yassa, senior author of the paper. “We report for the first time a specific effect of caffeine on reducing forgetting over 24 hours.”
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