need another reason to love coffee? according to the article “how to save your brain”, in pyshology today magazine, it protects your brain against aging.
i was fascinated to find out, we not only crave caffeine in the morning to wake up, it actually frees up neurons to make us more functional. here are some geeky details…
“throughout the night, levels build up of the neurotransmitter adenosine, and that build up blocks the function of neurons that make another neurotransmitter, acetycholine, which is critical for paying attention and learning. caffeine frees up acetycholine neurons to make you more functional. coffee and tea also contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds known as flavanoids.”
(swaminathan, 78 physcholoy today january/february 2012)