Can’t recall that film you saw last week? Don’t forget that cup of green tea, coffee

Benefits of Coffee
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Nobody likes that frustrating feeling, when you ‘know’ the name of the film you saw last month but can’t really bring it to your lips. That’s your memory not matching up to your needs. It makes one thing clear: it needs preservation too. After all, you are not getting any younger.

Coffee and tea are two drinks you can rely on to keep your memory in the game. It also helps keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay, according a study in the journal Neurobiology of Aging.

According to the study undertaken by French and German researchers, caffeine in coffee positively affects particular protein deposits in the brain that are connected to Alzheimer’s. It not only keeps your memory healthy, but also cuts the risks of other cognitive disabilities. Continue reading Can’t recall that film you saw last week? Don’t forget that cup of green tea, coffee

The power of nap

Did you know power napping can lead to the biggest brain benefits?
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Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org
Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

It’s December – the season of back-to-back parties, wrapping up work and annual targets, and preparing for New Year parties. Amidst this brouhaha, your energy levels can bog you down. Plus, the hangovers and late nights of the day before (even weeks for some!).

I realised this while shopping at Phoenix Marketcity. This party-shop-hop season can be draining. With three big shopping bags and a never-ending to-do list, I kept browsing through shop windows from floor to floor. When I came across a coffee shop, I finally got to pause and drop my bags. It was such a struggle to keep my eyes open! So, I asked for a cappuccino.

Before the waiter could even bring my cuppa, my eyes had given up. My brain had shut down. My face read zzZZ. And the coffee was not going to work on me anymore. After 15 minutes or so, the waiter came and said, “Madam, your cappuccino is here… Madam!”. That shook me because I didn’t even realise I had fallen asleep. The 20-minute nap felt like an hour or so. I felt fresh like a daisy and I have to admit, a bit embarrassed too, to have a waiter wake me up. Continue reading The power of nap