We recently teamed up with Batch coffee subscription service and offered their coffee lovers a beautiful Kenyan coffee called Sasini. It was bright, fruity and really packed a punch so the feedback Tom at Batch received was amazing.
I found it really easy drinking personally but I still had got the lovely buzz from the caffeine once I had finished a cup or two. I had a chat with Tom recently about the benefits of caffeine intake and thought it would be a good idea to share his thoughts.
The number one benefit of caffeine for me is probably the most obvious one - Alertness.
A dose as small as 80mg of caffeine can improve attention while a dose of 150mg can improve mental alertness, memory and speed reasoning.
Alertness is certainly an instant benefit and is the primary reason why people consume caffeine today.
There are however many other benefits of caffeine intake that are secondary and happen over a long period of time.
One of which that I found really interesting was the links that caffeine intake had to long term memory, brain function and reduced risk of developing Alzheimers.
Many studies have been carried out on the effects that caffeine has on the brain as we grow older and research suggests that a moderate intake of caffeine during your lifetime can help prevent dementia and diseases such as Alzheimers.
This may be linked to the fact that caffeine affects adenosine receptors in the brain and trick you into feeling less tired and more alert.
This gives you a boost of energy and an increase in mental performance which in turn slows down the effects of age-related mental decline.
The antioxidants that are present in caffeine may also contribute to the effects on brain activity and alertness. Antioxidants are beneficial to the whole body, they prevent or slow the damage of cells, which when studying the brain can reduce memory loss and again mental decline.
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