Drinking three cups of coffee a day can help to protect the body from the development of Alzheimer’s disease. This conclusion was made by the scientists from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) after 4 years of research.
According to the data presented at a scientific symposium in Glasgow, this effect is observed due to the action of caffeine, which does not allow amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles to form in the brain.
The cognitive function and memory are positively influenced by two main substances in coffee – caffeine and polyphenols, which reduce inflammation processes, suspending the process of brain cells destruction, particularly in the areas of the cortex and hippocampus.
The authors also point out that the preservation of the cognitive function is positively influenced by a balanced healthy diet.
For example, it could be the Mediterranean diet, which requires consuming a lot of fish, fresh vegetables and fruits, olive oil, red wine and then drinking a cup of freshly ground coffee.