How Can Your Daily Cup Of Coffee Be Good For You?

How can your daily cup of coffee be good for you?

The first cup of coffee in the morning can be more than just a habit. It can be the key to a successful day. When you have your cup of coffee you not only have the opportunity to sit and be grateful for the things you have, you also promote Dopamine transmission. Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that is active in cognitive function, motivation, arousal and movement.

Cognitive function? Do I mean that Coffee is good for how well your brain works? Yes! It can play a role in getting the spark and the drive you need for thinking, memory and getting things done. There are a number of studies that show long term of use of coffee, tea and caffeine will actually decrease your risk for age related dementia and the onset of Alzheimer’s Disease.

When I say coffee and caffeine can be good for your brain, that doesn’t mean that adding cream and sugar is good for you too. Those sugared up coffee drinks can actually erase all the good and be bad for your brain. No energy drinks either, Eeek! Read about that coming up. Learn to drink and enjoy the pure simple taste of a great roasted high quality coffee.

Even though it has been proven that there are benefits of drinking coffee and caffeine you have to keep your own experiences in mind. Do not start drinking coffee if you know you already suffer from adverse effects. Coffee can disturb your sleep if you don’t detoxify it well. We can talk about that another time. As always, please contact your own doctor starting or adding anything new.




1Adenosine, Adenosine Receptors and the Actions of Caffeine Authors Bertil B. Fredholm First published: February 1995DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0773.1995.tb00111.x  
 2Relationships Between Caffeine Intake and Risk for Probable Dementia or Global Cognitive Impairment: The Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study,Ira Driscoll,Sally A. Shumaker,Beverly M. Snively,Karen L. Margolis,JoAnn E. Manson,Mara Z. Vitolins,Rebecca C. Rossom,Mark A. EspelandJ Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci (2016) 71 (12): 1596-1602.DOI: September 2016


  1. When I played BB in college, my coach tried to prevent me from drinking coffee. She’d heard it was “bad for you.” Since she was also my Human Health & Performance professor, I researched a paper for her class investigating the health benefits of 1 – 2 cups of coffee/day. The microbiology is better understood now, but the effects were observed even back then. I’m happy to say that in addition to the A I received on the paper, I was also allowed one cup of coffee in the morning and a second cup 40 minutes before practice 🙂


  2. That’s good to know!! I recently heard that coffee dries out your brain and you should not drink it at all…. But I can’t give it up, so….. Thanks for the advice!


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