Coffee & Education

how coffee stimulates learning

The relationship between caffeine and brain productivity in education

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Caffeinated products

Caffeine is found in many foods that people consume: coffee beans and instant coffee (310-650 mg / l), tea (180-420 mg / l), cola about (100 mg / l), chocolate (20-100 mg / l ). In addition, caffeine is an integral part of various energy drinks, as well as some alcoholic beverages.

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Reduced fatigue

Despite the fact that caffeine is perceived differently by people, in the vast majority of cases, it affects the brain and nervous system, increasing performance. By antagonizing the neurotransmitter adenosine, which tells the brain that we're tired, caffeine reduces fatigue. In sports, there are even recommended doses of caffeine that, without harm to health, increase the performance of athletes by an average of 3% - this is 3-6 milligrams per kilogram of body weight (according to Matthew Gagno of the University of Arkansas).

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It's important to take caffeine in moderation

One sixty-fourth of a teaspoon of caffeine makes you slightly more energized. One sixteenth of a teaspoon, which is contained in 350 milliliters of coffee, is a good dose for those who consume this drink regularly. A quarter teaspoon will cause discomfort, such as a fast heartbeat, sweating, anxiety, and even hallucinations. And half a tablespoon will most likely kill you (roughly equivalent to 6-8 liters of very strong coffee).

Impact on health

In healthy people who drink coffee in moderation (2-4 cups a day), no tendencies to the development of diseases (cardiovascular, oncological and others) have been revealed. No research has confirmed the association between moderate coffee consumption and different health conditions.

Caffeine is addictive

Abrupt cessation of coffee consumption by those who have done it regularly can lead to discomfort in the body: fatigue, drowsiness, headaches and irritation. But this addiction is more psychological and it is not so difficult to get rid of it.

Caffeine helps you think

Helps to increase attention and concentration, as well as the speed of a person’s reaction

  • By reducing a person's fatigue, caffeine in moderate doses helps increase focus, as well as the reaction speed. However, it is important to consider here that in some cases the effect may be the opposite.
  • Caffeine excites the nervous system and the person becomes irritable and restless. Therefore, try not to overdo it and only consume caffeinated foods when needed when you feel sluggish. So, be careful here.
  • Caffeine was considered doping in the Olympic Games until 2004 if its presence in an athlete's urine. Later this restriction was removed due to a lot of controversy, but in many sports the restriction remains.

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