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How coffee can be a effective medicine against depression
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 | Ahamed Husain
Coffee is currently the most popular beverage in the world with more than 400 billions cups consumed every year. Coffee has many different forms and is called in different terms in different languages, but an undeniable fact is that this beverage has crossed borders and captured the taste buds of its people.

Coffee for some, is part of their routines, for some it is part of their life, for some it is their life itself. It is no wonder that coffee has occupied a very important place in all our lives. But do we really know that in addition to being an aromatic, tasteful and energy boosting beverage, it also has some crucial nutritious values that can boost the overall mental health ? Yes. Coffee does make a small, but significant impact on depression and other mood disorders. For people who are suffering from some type of mood disorder, coffee can effectively alleviate the dreadful symptoms and give a helping hand towards the road to recovery. In brief, we can say coffee is an effective deterrent for management of depression.

Coffee as a medicine for depression ?, Sounds confusing, isn't it. I also found it confusing when I first came to know about the link between coffee and depression, but after going through some research, i discovered how a simple looking cup of coffee can really play a role in actual medicine for managing depression. Still not satisfied with my explanation, i understand, don't worry, that's why i'm here to elaborate as "why coffee can be effective medicine for tackling depression" But before we get into the nitty gritty, i suggest you get yourself a good cup of coffee while you start reading this article, blog or whatever you like to call it. If you already sipping it, then let's dive !

How coffee actually helps tackling depression, medically ?
The major constituent in a coffee is caffeine. Caffeine is basically known as a central nervous system stimulant. It does the stimulation by elevating neuorotransmitter levels including serotonin and dopamine, which in turn boosts the overall mood.Coffee also contains a special combination of antixodiants, which prevents and alleviates inflammation of the brain. Also caffeine being psychostimulant, it helps in blocking adenosine receptors which is a chemical that causes drowsiness and lowers motivation and energy.

What are the exact direct benefits of coffee ?
Caffeine intake of 75mg which amounts to a cup of coffee provides various benefits according to numerous studies:
  • Fatigue & Tiredness is considerably reduced. Energy levels are prepped up for short period.
  • Improves your motivation level
  • Effectively enhances mood and improves cognitive performance enabling to perform daily tasks.
  • Relieves some amount of discomfort and distress for a short period
  • Helps increase motivation, which hits the rock bottom during depression
  • Improves alertness and attention

What nutrients are in a coffee ?
Nutritionally speaking, following are the key ingredients that go into a cup of coffee which provides benefits cited above.
  • Caffeine
  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Biotin
  • Folate
  • Magnesium
  • Cobalmin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Chlorogenic acid
  • Nicotinic acid
  • Trigonelline
  • Guinolinic acid
  • Tannic acid
  • Pyrogallic acid

Which coffee is most effective against depression ?
Its true coffee of all types fights depression, though in different measures. But among them espresso is considered the most effective against this condition due to its significant contents of the dietary mineral nutrients compared to other types of coffee.

What is the recommended coffee dosage per day ?
Coffee dosage ? Yes, just like every medicine has a dosage, coffee "medicine" also has a limit that needs not to be exceeded, even if you are as mighty as thanos. It is recommended that daily intake of caffeine should be limited to 400 mg, which is equivalent to 4 cups. If you exceed it, coffee which is considered as divine as an angel for curing your depression can equally if not more, play a role of ruthless devil that can push you nearer to depression. It all depends on you how you want coffee to be: an angel or devil. Choice is yours.

Coffee has many nutrients, We have evidence people !
Coffee is tasteful & aromatic, True even if i disagree
Coffee can alleviate symptoms of depression, Yes, very much
Espresso is most effective against depression, Change sides if you are not part of espresso side.
Coffee can be a effective medicine against depression, We can agree to disagree people !

In all coffee is a "medicine" that can effectively play a role of support during depression. If we see, during trying times of this condition, all we need is a good friend who can stand shoulder-to-shoulder. And coffee does this job pretty well, believe me !
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