Not only a cup of coffee every day, it can also help protect the brain from disease. Researchers at the Canadian Krembil Research Institute in Toronto recently found that coffee consumption reduces the chances of developing dementia such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's. The latest study goes one step further: dark roasted coffee is perfect for preventing malignant brain diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. That's the result of research in Canada.
The results of this study are published in the journal "Frontiers in Neuroscience".
The main investigators focus on a certain group of ingredients called phenylindhane produced as a result of the roasting process of coffee beans.
Drinking coffee is good for brain health. In order to use coffee as a therapeutic agent, significantly more research work is needed. But how do popular hot drinks support cognitive function? However, this is not because caffeine is contained, but for the substances released during roasting coffee beans.
Baked caffeinated coffee, and strong decaffeinated coffee and slightly baked caffeinated coffee are examined. The baked varieties are very large, apart from the caffeine content, a stronger protective effect on the brain.
Further tests show that so-called phenylindans are responsible for the protective effect.
How do baked compounds protect our brain?
This is said to inhibit the production of proteins related to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's (beta-amyloid and tau).
According to the researchers, baked compounds in coffee ensure that less toxic proteins can bind to the brain. This does not require laboratory synthesis and makes the drug so easy to produce and widely available. "Mother Nature is a chemist who is far better than us," explained Dr. Ross Mancini, one of the leading scientists in research, in a press release on the results of the study.
Is coffee now the cure for dementia?
The fact that coffee must be moderately healthy has been known for some time. This process is very interesting, but it is still too early to declare coffee as a drug, warn experts.