What you can do:
You can consider increasing your caffeine intake. According to the USFDA, 400 mg (4 to 5 cups) of coffee daily is generally not associated with adverse effects. However, caffeine sensitivity varies from person to person, so consult your doctor first about acceptable coffee consumption.
Drink green tea
Finally, to help prevent Parkinson’s disease, you can drink green tea. There are still no human clinical trials that analyze the effects of green tea on Parkinson’s Disease, but scientists have identified specific components in it that may reduce the risk of PD.
How green tea helps:
Reports indicate that the polyphenols in green tea are capable of protecting the neurons that produce dopamine. Moreover, scientists highlight that the neuroprotective property “increases with the amount consumed.”
An antioxidant in green tea called Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG also seems to “inhibit” the protein alpha-Syn.
What you can do:
Since there are still no human clinical trials about green tea and its effects on PD risk, the safest thing to do is talk to your doctor about it.
Experts say that a few cups (up to 5) of green tea daily may offer many health benefits, but don’t overdo it. Moreover, be sure to choose high-quality green tea brands and not beverages that have a lot of added sugars.
There’s still no identified means to prevent Parkinson’s Disease. But studies show that regular exercise and the intake of caffeine and green tea might help reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Learn more about Parkinson’s Disease here.
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