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Coffee and Concentration; correlation

The fact that there is a relationship between coffee and concentration is now accepted by science, but it is better not to overdo it to avoid negative health effects. But how does coffee affect our brain functions? Let's learn together.

Does coffee increase concentration?

While the stimulant effects of coffee are well known, it's worth considering the consequences that drinking this beverage can have on cognitive abilities. This is not fake news, on the contrary, it is a proven fact that a cup of coffee helps to increase concentration; more precisely, it causes the human brain to process the information it receives 10% faster than normal.

According to EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) data, the dose of caffeine that must be administered to the body in order to improve concentration and raise the attention threshold is approximately equal to 75 milligrams. Caffeine content in a glass.

A study dating back to 2010 wanted to compare regular coffee consumers with unaccustomed consumers to confirm the effects of caffeine against the attention threshold of both categories. As expected, there are varying effects depending on the doses: for a habitual consumer, at least 4 cups of coffee are actually needed to increase attention, while for an unfamiliar consumer 2 cups are sufficient.

#Effects of caffeine on the nervous system

However, beyond the ability to concentrate, caffeine also affects other aspects of the nervous system: for example, it affects the ability to be alert when it tends to decrease. This is true not only when you're sleepy because you're tired, or when you experience the typical lethargy you feel after lunch, but also if you're struggling with flu symptoms.

A daily intake of about 200 milligrams of caffeine (via our beloved mug, of course, and also through Coke or chocolate drinks) helps to counteract brain damage and also promotes an improvement in cognitive function.

Some research has also focused on the relationship between coffee consumption and memory skills: a few cups a day have also been shown to have a positive effect in this case, but it is important to emphasize not to overdo it because of the risks of overstimulation. promoting their deterioration rather than improving functions. Also, the effects seem to be more relevant among subjects with a very extroverted personality.


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