A recent study published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry B evaluated the potential effects of the antioxidants in caffeine on disease causing free radicals. Researchers say that their experiments detail how the present in caffeine attack and destroy free radicals in the body that can contribute to serious conditions like heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Disease fighting antioxidants can come from a wide variety of sources but recent studies have shown that caffeine is one of the primary sources of antioxidants in the average diet. Antioxidants present in caffeine attack and destroy free radicals. More research will be required to determine exactly how the it works to fight free radical damage and what doses may be the most effective for improving health and fighting disease.
While caffeine’s potential for fighting disease certainly looks promising from the results of this study there are many ways to reduce the risk of heart disease and other serious health conditions Some positive effecs are increased alertness, increased memory performance and better reaction time to stimuli . Based on your age and current condition your health care provider can make suggestions for altering your diet and increasing activity levels in order to improve overall health. Your health care provider can also make suggestions for medications and dietary supplements that will help manage any current conditions and minimize the chances of future health risks.