Not only does a daily cup of coffee cheer up, it can also help protect the brain from disease. Researchers at the Canadian Research Institute Krembyl in Toronto recently found that coffee consumption reduces the likelihood of developing dementia, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. The last study goes a step further: dark roasted coffee is particularly suitable for the prevention of malignant brain diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. This is the result of a Canadian study.
The results of the study were published in the journal "Milestones in neurology".
The main researchers focused on a particular group of ingredients called phenylindanes, which were created as a result of the process of coffee roasting.
Drinking some coffee is good for brain health. In order to use coffee as a therapeutic agent, much more research work is required. But how popular hot drinks support cognitive function? However, this is not the result of the caffeine content, but the substances released during coffee roasting.
We searched heavily roasted caffeinated coffee, as well as heavily roasted caffeine, as well as roasted caffeinated coffee. Many roasted varieties developed, regardless of the caffeine content, a stronger protective effect on the brain.
Further tests have shown that the so-called phenylindanes are responsible for the protective effect.
How do roasted compounds protect our brains?
These should inhibit the production of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Related Protein (beta-amyloid and tau).
According to researchers, roasted coffee compounds ensure that less toxic proteins can bind to the brain. This does not require synthesis in the laboratory and allows the product to be so easily produced and available. "Mother Nature is a far better chemist than us," explains Dr. Ross Mancini, one of the leading study scientists, in a press release on the results of the study.
Is coffee now a dementia drug?
The fact that coffee should be healthy moderately has been known for some time. These processes are very interesting, but it is still too early to declare the coffee as a medicine, the expert warns.