A coffee a day..

Coffee is a beverage and even a daily ritual by many. But is there ever a point or age where this daily ritual can be bad for your health? Although caffeine as well as some other properties found in coffee have been thought to have negative side effects on elderly health, it turns out coffee in moderation can actually have plenty of benefits as well. Here is a list of ways coffee in moderation can be beneficial to some elderly consumers;

Good for the brain

Caffeine enters the bloodstream and travels to the brain. While doing so this facilitates an increase in some neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine. What does this mean for you? The result is a positive boost in cognitive function, mood, energy, and memory! Additionally some studies have found that drinking one cup of coffee per day can significantly lower your risk for type 2 diabetes by up to 23-50%. Coffee can also improve you liver health as the drink has shown to protect again diseases like cirrhosis and fatty liver disease. However, you should note that coffee does not include coffees loaded with creamers and sugars but more so black coffee. Moderate coffee consumption can help decrease your risk for liver disease by up to 80%.

Boost in energy

Coffee is also commonly known as a optimal drink for an energy boost that can help seniors feel more energetic and refreshed throughout the day. You should also note that much like anything too much coffee can have adverse effect on your elderly loved one. Too much coffee has been linked too poor mood as well as poor sleep patterns in the elderly. This is why you should avoid consuming coffee close to bed time and aim to keep your coffee consumption to the morning or afternoon. Another less recognized benefit is associated with the warm and aromatic scent of coffee. The coffee aroma alone has been linked to instant benefits of alertness as well as other therapeutic properties.

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