Could coffee offer the secret to better Mental Strength?
Certainly Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts would love to think so.
But, there may be more truth to this than once thought.
Scientists at Rutgers University found two compounds in coffee beans that may provide a solution to keep our brain’s healthier. In fact, these compounds were found to help fight common diseases that cause serious issues with thinking, behavior, mood and movement. (1) All of which directly impact one’s Mental Strength.
There are two very interesting findings in this study.
First, the scientists focused on a by-product of a fatty acid (4) that is used in producing seratonin (called EHT), which also happens to be part of the coffee bean. (1)
Notice the “fatty acid”… we’ll come back to that.
As you know from our Mental Strength and Brain Chemistry program, seratonin is a neurotransmitter – produced by your own body – and important in sleep regulation (2). Seratonin is derived from the essential amino acid L-Tryptophan (2,3) … yes, think big turkey dinner. (Serotonin is commonly sold as an anti-depressant and sleep aid.(3))
Lets also narrow in on the “essential amino acid”… again, we’ll come back to that.
This study isolated two compounds (which were not effective individually) of the more than 1,000 compounds found in a coffee bean.The researchers found that these two compounds might offer brain protection, in mice. (1)
Second, what we found especially interesting is that sleep, essential fatty acids (4), and essential amino acids — which are all related to this study — compose 2 of the 3 “basics” that are outlined in the Mental Strength and Natural Brain Health program.
And as you may know, we hammer the idea that “Mastering the Basics” is where the magic happens.
As a freindly reminder, we will never offer medical advise of any kind as that is 100% up to you and your qualified medical professional.
So, what if you could break records, reach new levels in life, improve your performance, heighten your quality of life and gain tougher mental strength by mastering the basics?
With mental strength as the goal, and taking care of your brain central to this mission, what if the ideal “basic” starting place is:
- Get plenty of quality sleep each night, and
- Eat adequate amounts of essential fatty acids and essential amino acids, every day.
And then of course, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee may be the icing on the cake!
Until next week.
Your team at Mental Strength
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