By Nmami Agarwal
December 22, 2016
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The effect of caffeine consumption on your health is something of an endless debate. Numerous researches have been conducted, sometimes in favour of it and at others against it. Here we will help you to solve that eternal quibble.
What it does:
- Makes you feel more awake, alert and active
- Improves cognitive functioning
- Stimulates physical performance
- Improves endurance
- Improves reaction time
How it works:
Caffeine works like a neurochemical in your brain called adenosine. Neurons compose this chemical all through the day. But adenosine slows down towards the end of the day as you need to sleep. Caffeine comes in here. It pushes adenosine out making you more alert and active.
Coffee drinkers have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, liver cirrhosis, liver cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, depression. In all these diseases, researches have indicated caffeine intake lowers the risk to different degrees in each case.