Farmer’s Weekly – 23 August 2019

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Coffee has become almost
an obsession in our culture,
and its health benefits are
frequently extolled.
Drinking coffee in moderation
has been shown to be good for
the brain. A study of 676 people,
published in the European Journal
of Clinical Nutrition, found
that regular coffee drinkers
demonstrated less brain decline
over a 10-year period than those
who avoided drinking it.
It is thought that coffee slows
down the development of ‘fuzzy
memory’ as we get older.
Interestingly, the whole coffee
fruit is more potent than the
beans. An extract of the bright
red, tasty fruit of Coffea arabica
is one of a few substances
that have been shown to
increase levels of brain-derived
neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
This protein stimulates the
growth of new neurons and
synapses in the brain, regardless
of age. This, in turn, helps to
ensure better memory, faster
thinking and sharper focus.
As a bonus, the C. arabica shrub
makes an attractive garden plant,
with its shiny green leaves and
sprays of pretty, white blossoms.

Unfortunately, eating normal
amounts of the fruit is unlikely
to increase BDNF significantly.
However, NeuroFactor , a
concentrate made from the
whole coffee fruit, is the first
natural compound that has
been shown in studies to
boost BDNF in humans.

  • Johanita Louw farms vegetables
    and has had a lifelong interest
    in holistic nutrition. Email her
    Subject line: Holistic health. ▪FW



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