The TL;DR ⌚️
('Too long, didn't read', for any of you too embarrassed to ask.)
News on nutrition (newstrition?) doesn't often get better than this. The latest research on coffee suggests that (wait for it) it's actually good for you.
That is, of course, until a scholar comes out tomorrow and declares it's not again. Let’s not go there yet. One day at a time.
Dr. Donald Weaver, co-director of the Krembil Brain Institute says:
"Coffee consumption does seem to have some correlation to a decreased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease."
Sounds good to us, Don.
Does that mean I should go mad for more caffeine?
Actually, no. Who said anything about caffeine?
That’s not what scientists are getting excited about. It's the **phenylindanes** don't you know.
Ah yes, phenylindanes, we were just talking to our friends casually about them the other day too.
In a nutshell, these are what makes coffee taste bitter. Yes, bitter is actually sweeter for your brain.
As Dr Weaver says:
"It is the phenylindanes, rather than any other coffee-related compounds, that seem to inhibit the amalgamation of tau and beta-amyloid. These are toxic proteins, of which the excessive buildup in the brain is a key factor in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease."
So what do I need to look for?
It boils down to the bean, folks. Whether you're a caffeinated or decaf fan, what matters is the roasting process.
So what should I buy?
Dark roast coffee beans. Bonus - when you ask your local barista, you'll finally feel like one of those coffee snobs you've always secretly detested but also slightly admired (especially if you read this). Bottoms up people.
For the nerdy 🤓: Original Source Article Here: Medical News Today.