What does the research say about coffee and Parkinson’s is caffeine, good or bad for you today we’re gon na dive deep into the research on Parkinson’s, coffee and caffeine to determine if your morning brew is helping or hurting your symptoms and make sure you stay tuned to The end, because I’m going to walk you through four steps of creating a brain, boosting cup of java or tea, that you can do from home.
Let’S take a look at five of the most prevalent studies to date. Study number one comes from the journal movement disorders. In 2007, it was a Finnish study where 29,000 people were tracked over the course of twelve point nine years. The study found that men who reported consuming two cups per day or more of coffee had about fifty percent lower risk of Parkinson’s than those who didn’t drink. Any coffee and women who reported consuming 3.2 cups per day of coffee had about 40 percent, lower risk of Parkinson’s than those who consumed very little caffeine.
And then our tea drinkers came in and it found that habitual tea drinkers, who had more than three cups per day, were also at a decreased risk of developing Parkinson’s. The second study comes from the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease in 2010 and in addition to reaffirming that, there’s a decreased risk of Parkinson’s for coffee drinkers, it also found the same benefits were not present with decaf drinkers, suggesting the link of caffeine and not coffee. Specifically, our third study starts to explore the possibility of caffeine as a treatment for Parkinson’s disease.
Since it’s been found to decrease the risk of Parkinson’s, developing, can caffeine actually treat Parkinson’s, and so this study, published in the journal Neurology in 2012, had a goal to assess the utility of caffeine for excessive daytime sleepiness in Parkinson’s, and they used about 200 milligrams of Caffeine, which comes out to be between 1 to 2 cups of coffee twice per day, but what they found was there were no significant improvements in excessive daytime sleepiness quality of life, depression or sleep quality for those participants. Study number four brings us into another study. Exploring whether or not caffeine can help treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s. This study was published in the journal Neurology in 2017 and again took 200 milligrams of caffeine twice a day for six months.
Then it looked at the participants, changes in motor symptoms and that there were no significant changes in those motor symptoms compared to the placebo, and there was actually some evidence that dyskinesia may worsen with caffeine consumption. In this study. In this fifth and final study published in the CNS neuroscience of therapeutics journal in 2017, really looked at the neuro protective effects of caffeine for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s ALS, Alzheimer’s and a handful of others, and really what this study is trying to dig into is to Figure out if caffeine can actually help protect the brain over time for people already diagnosed with Parkinson’s and what it found was that caffeine has actually been shown to slow the degeneration of the dopamine neurons in small studies on the rat models of Parkinson’s, so oftentimes.
We do studies experimenting with our rat models of Parkinson’s and then progressed it to human models, and so there is some evidence in rat models that caffeine can actually protect your brain. So, in summary, caffeine is linked to a decreased risk of Parkinson’s, especially and then drinking caffeine in that coffee or tea form is not gon na make your Parkinson’s symptoms worse and there is developing evidence in rat models of Parkinson’s.
That caffeine may be a neuro protective for the long run, but we’re not really sure for adults and now, as promised, let’s jump into the four steps to making a brain. Boosting cup of joe number one buy. High quality beans. Pesticides sprayed on coffee beans have been deemed to be quote, unquote, likely carcinogenic for humans, which means they may be dangerous for your health and your brain so make sure you buy organic whenever possibly or sustainably grown without pesticides. Number two don’t load it with sugar.
Sugar is a neurotoxin it alongside some popular sugar substitutes, disrupts your ability to balance your blood sugar and alters your gut microbiome, avoid adding sugar and sugar alternatives like sucralose, aspartame or saccharin. Try sila tall monk, fruit or stevia instead number three avoid adding milk or cream milk is one of the foods that has been linked to progression of Parkinson’s symptoms and increased risk of Parkinson’s development, sub the milk out and add in almond or coconut milk instead and Step number four: consider adding healthy fats blending in one to two teaspoons of coconut oil and grass-fed butter to your cup of coffee or matcha.
Tea can give your brain an edge first thing in the morning. You may have heard of this as keto or bulletproof coffee, but simply add a few drops of liquid stevia or xylitol blend and enjoy, but one caveat. This is really only recommended for those of you who are already following the lower carbohydrate low sugar lifestyle, because high carbohydrates and high fat diets don’t mix at all. Alright, there you have it. Coffee and Parkinson’s disease can play nicely together and there’s no strong evidence for you to put down your cup of joe. So if you like, this video give it a big thumbs up hit subscribe and then share it with another one of your coffee, loving friends.
What you’re, putting into your body on a regular basis, has a significant impact on your brain now and into the future, which is why I’ve created a 19 page guide that dives into the four foods you should avoid, as well as the five foods. You should add immediately when you have a Parkinson’s diagnosis. You can download that for free via the link in the description below I will catch you on the next video Cheers: [ Music, ]