Coffee, tea or sleep? Here's when to wisely consume caffeine, what qualifies as too much and what to know about why it affects each of us differently.
Try one of these drinks to help boost your energy levels next time you're tired and struggling to function normally.
Create a consistent routine before a test, including getting plenty of rest the night prior to a test and eating a really good breakfast the day of. Breakfast should include plenty of protein to help with concentration. It’s also best to avoid sugary foods and drinks, as well as caffeine.
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It's not beer and lattes either.
Drinking a couple of cups of coffee or caffeinated tea is a proven way to jump-start attention. That's because caffeine increases neuron firing in the brain, which also triggers the release of adrenaline that causes your heart to beat faster.
One study found that a mix of caffeine, bright light and face washing with cold water helped jump-start alertness after a short nap.
Q: Is there any evidence that drinking coffee or other caffeine beverages helps depression? A: Yes, there are some studies that demonstrate an association between caffeinated coffee and a lower depression risk. One example comes from the Nurses' Health Study that began more than 20 years ago.
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Q: Whenever I travel by plane over long distances, it takes me 24 to 36 hours to feel normal again. What are your suggestions to help with jet lag? A: Jet lag is due to a misalignment between the external environment and the internal clock in the brain that drives our daily performance, alertness, and the...
Work. Family. Money. Traffic. The list of things stressing us out these days seems to be getting longer every day. If all that stress is making you feel a bit foggy in the mornings when you are trying to jump-start your day, know that you are not alone. But there are foods that can help you power up your cognitive engines and bolster your healthy diet. Check out this list of four foods that can help fuel your brain.
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