We all love to have coffee every morning. Some of us even have it during the day to stay awake, keep ourselves energized, or just because we are craving a cup. Coffee is just one of those things that you cannot get over once you get used to it. Few drinks can do what coffee does in the short and long term.
Coffee has been praised and mocked for as long as people have been drinking it. Some people have good things to say because of how good it is for them and how much they enjoy it. In contrast, others criticize it because they might not like how it tastes, smells, or how it can stain your clothes. Everyone has their way of looking at it based on what sort of value it offers them.
Regardless of how you may feel about it, coffee has a lot of health benefits for people who drink it. These benefits include coffee being a great antioxidant, cleansing your body of all toxic substances that might make you sick. These also include coffee being able to destroy cancer cells and slow down other diseases’ progression.
Among these diseases is Alzheimer’s, the degenerative disease that millions of people suffer from every year. Alzheimer’s is a disorder of the brain where your ability to think and store memories is slowly destroyed. As the disorder progresses, people suffering from it lose the ability to do the most simple daily tasks. This is a lot worse than it might sound because imagine not being able to do something as simple as wearing socks or tying your laces. We often do these extremely simple tasks without even thinking twice about it, and having Alzheimer’s will cause you to struggle to do these things.
One way to slow down the progression of this disorder or prevent ever getting it is by making coffee a regular part of your diet. This disorder does not have any cure, so you must make sure you do everything to prevent it from happening.
When someone has Alzheimer’s, they look perfectly normal on the outside. However, inside their heads, things have started breaking down. The most basic tasks become a chore, such as driving a car, paying a bill, or tying shoelaces. These are things that we often do without giving a second thought. However, when someone begins to suffer from Alzheimer’s, these tasks become more and more difficult for them to perform.
Furthermore, people who have Alzheimer’s begin to find it difficult to understand and comprehend the things around them. Just like a child would, they will ask you the same question repeatedly. As the disorder progresses, some patients will also grow violent, paranoid, or angry.
Once a person has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there is usually a low chance of recovering. However, there are ways that the disease can be prevented so that the onset of Alzheimer’s can either be delayed or completely stopped.
There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, to begin with. Research to find one has been ongoing for a while now, but we are still far from it. The age-old term of ‘prevention is better than cure’ can come into play in this case.
While we might not cure Alzheimer’s, we can most certainly prevent it. We can take the necessary steps for us to be able to make sure that anything that causes it is kept away from us for as long as possible. Think of it as staying away from fast food if we want to prevent obesity.
One of these is drinking coffee regularly. There is extensive research being done in this domain, and the initial results have shown signs that, over time, drinking coffee has been linked with improved cognitive function. The research was conducted over several months with people from different age groups ranging from 30 – 65, the main ages where people begin to show signs of Alzheimer’s.
The tests were done in six cognitive areas: recognition memory, episodic recall memory, executive function, attention, processing speed, language, and AIBL Preclinical Alzheimer Cognitive Composite (PACC). The PACC is a scoring system used to measure signs of cognitive decline.
According to these tests, it was observed that by drinking coffee habitually, there was a positive effect noticed in areas such as attention, executive function, and the PACC score. Among the results, it was noticed that by consuming 1 to 2 cups of coffee a day, there was an 8% reduction in cognitive decline.
Coffee has many health benefits across the board. These can vary, but they are very real benefits that come as part of making this a part of your daily diet.
Furthermore, when it comes to more extreme ailments such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, there is ongoing research that shows promise that coffee is good at keeping these at bay to some extent. While you might want to wait for more concrete evidence, the signs show that it is indeed the case. People who already drink coffee don’t need to do anything different. It would be very beneficial for the people who don’t drink coffee if you incorporated coffee into your diet. This could start from having just a cup a day and eventually grow to 2, 3, or even 4 cups a day.
Ideally, black coffee is the best way to go because it is the drink in its purest form, but it might be a little too much for some people. Start with a milder version of it and make your way up the ladder. There is little that can go wrong with having coffee and a lot of good that can come out of it.
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