Start your day with a cup of dementia prevention

As if regular tea and coffee drinkers needed more reason to rejoice, I’ve got one more recent discovery to add to the ever-growing list. And it’s every bit as impressive as the one I shared yesterday, too.

This study featured data from nearly 6,500 postmenopausal women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study, funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

Over 10 years of follow-up, researchers collected info on subjects’ caffeine intake and cognitive function.

Their findings? Older women who averaged 261 mg of caffeine per day — the equivalent of two to three cups of coffee or five to six cups of tea were 36 percent less likely to wind up with dementia, compared to older women who averaged just 64 mg of caffeine per day. And that’s after adjusting for key factors, like age, BMI, depression, diabetes and heart disease status, and sleep quality.

Of course, this is a good time to remind you that not everybody can handle a daily dose of caffeine.

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to wake up your brain and replenish your energy that don’t require a shot of espresso. I covered my top four recommendations in the July 2016 issue of my monthly newsletter, Logical Health Alternatives.

If you’re already a subscriber, you can access that article (and a lot more) in my archives. And if you’re not, why not sign up today?