We are all working harder and longer hours and would welcome food and beverage products that can give our brains a boost or help us relax. Some drink coffee and tea to help get through the day.
Thousands of scientific articles have been written about the health benefits of caffeine, coffee, and tea. Coffee and tea beverages have been noted to improved alertness and elevated mood (coffee at doses of as little as 32mg). The long-term effects of their use on brain function also has been studied and provides some evidence that coffee, tea, and caffeine consumption, or higher plasma caffeine levels, may protect against cognitive impairment/decline (as is evidenced in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia).