ASK OUR EXPERTS

Choose Topic
Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Home »  Nutrition »  Sweetened coffee good for the brain

Sweetened coffee good for the brain

Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead.

Sweetened coffee good for the brain

Sugar-sweetened coffee may be the best way to prepare the brain for a busy day ahead.

Caffeine and glucose are believed to have beneficial effects on cognitive performance. However, neural basis of these effects remain unknown.

To evaluate the effects of caffeine and glucose on sustained attention, researchers studied 40 young, healthy, low caffeine-consuming participants in Spain. The participants received one of the following beverages: water; water plus 75?g of glucose; water plus 75?mg of caffeine; water plus 75?g of glucose and 75?mg of caffeine. The participants then underwent two scanning MRI sessions (before and 30?minutes after having the beverage). A continuous performance test was used to assess sustained attention.

It was found that taking caffeine and sugar at the same time boosted the brain's performance more than taking them on their own. The two substances improve cognitive performance by increasing the efficiency of the two areas of the brain responsible for sustained attention and working memory.

The brain is more efficient under the combined effect of the two substances, since it needs fewer resources to produce the same level of performance than when volunteers took only caffeine, glucose or water, according to the researchers. So, here is another reason for coffee drinkers to rejoice with the knowledge that sweetened coffee can help improving their brain's attention and memory functions.
COMMENT

DoctorNDTV is the one stop site for all your health needs providing the most credible health information, health news and tips with expert advice on healthy living, diet plans, informative videos etc. You can get the most relevant and accurate info you need about health problems like diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, weight loss and many other lifestyle diseases. We have a panel of over 350 experts who help us develop content by giving their valuable inputs and bringing to us the latest in the world of healthcare.

Was this Article Helpful Yes or No

................... Advertisement ...................

 

Short videosBy Firework

FAQ

ASK OUR EXPERTS

Using 0 of 1024 Possible characters
Choose Topic

................... Advertisement ...................

--------------------------------Advertisement---------------------------------- -