Your every day rasp of coffee can help you out to keep your brain healthy. Krembil Brain Institute in Toronto, performed a study which shows that, a compound called phenylindanes, which is found in coffee, is believed to be favorable to brain health and suggests that drinking coffee might decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. The study tested Starbucks coffee in light roast, dark roast and decaffeinated dark roast.
Dr Donald Weaver, co-director of the Krembil Brain Institute, said that coffee consumption does seem to have some connection to a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s however they wanted to explore why that is and which compounds are involved and how they may impact age-related cognitive turn down.
Through the research it has been found that dark roast has the highest amount of phenylindanes, which is the most helpful for brain.
According to the study, Phenylindanes are the only compound investigated in the study that keep the two protein fragments frequent to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s from clumping.
As for this latest study on coffee’s power to protect your brain, the researchers said that they need to do more research before they can truly tap into the therapeutic benefits.