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Cof­fee is the king of drinks if you want to keep your mem­ory sharp

Men's Fitness - - Fuel -

Cof­fee is great for charg­ing up your ner­vous sys­tem be­fore a gym ses­sion, but new re­search sug­gests it could help to de­velop brains as well as brawn. Ac­cord­ing to a re­port pub­lished by the In­sti­tute for Sci­en­tific In­for­ma­tion on Cof­fee, drink­ing three to five cups ev­ery day can im­prove mem­ory and re­duce the risk of de­vel­op­ing Alzheimer’s dis­ease in later life by up to 20%. This is be­cause cof­fee con­tains high lev­els of com­pounds called polyphe­nols, which re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and de­crease the de­te­ri­o­ra­tion of cells in the ar­eas of the brain re­spon­si­ble for mem­ory. The re­port also found that caf­feine can help pre­vent the for­ma­tion of amy­loid plaques and neu­rofib­ril­lary tan­gles in the brain, both of which can lead to Alzheimer’s dis­ease. Stick to home-made Amer­i­canos – with op­tional added me­tab­o­lism-boost­ing co­conut oil – and avoid sugar-packed cof­fee-shop lat­tes.

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