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Could coffee affect your brain?

A study published in the journal, Frontiers of Neuroscience (frontiersin.org/journals/neuroscience), has revealed the effects of coffee on the brain, looking at the compounds in coffee and how they impact age-related cognitive decline. Caffeine was previously thought to be beneficial, but this new study suggests otherwise; stating that it is, in fact, compounds called phenyl findanes – which are released when coffee beans are roasted – which may have a beneficial efect.

These compounds give coffee its bitter flavour, and were found to prevent the combination of toxic proteins that have been linked to neurodegenerative conditions, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. Slow-roasted coffees produce more phenyl findanes, therefore providing the strongest protective efect on the brain. The caffeine content of the coffee doesn’t correlate with the effectiveness of the phenyl findanes. So next time you need an early-morning caffeine kick, opt for a rich, slow-roasted variety.

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Our focus this issue is, of course, Valentine’s Day, which (aside from evoking slight nausea at the sight of oversized heart-shaped cards and public displays of affection) brings to mind the topic of relationships, for me. And not just in the traditional sense – we won’t be casting aside all single people and condemning them to a night of rom-coms and dairy-free ice cream (though who would say no to that?!) – Valentine’s Day is a good time to consider all forms of relationships; such as the relationship between yourself and your family, friends, animals, food, even the relationship you have with exercise and fitness, and most importantly, look at how to improve them. When it comes to friends, family and partners, the answer is easy: time. Spending more time with your loved ones is always a good idea, and will often lead to a closer-knit relationship with them (even if they do drive you slightly crazy at times). Why not make a Valentine’s feast for your nearest and dearest, following our delicious three-course menu of plant-based recipes. Choosing plant-based ingredients will also help with the third on that list: improving your relationship with animals. Following a vegan-friendly, cruelty-free diet shows your respect and compassion for animals, as well as for your own health. And lastly, when it comes to improving your relationship with exercise, look no further – this month we have two amazing features on keeping fit, including partner exercises to try with your loved one and fitness tips from social media sensation, Katya Henry. But, beyond all these – as cheesy as it may sound – it’s most important to love yourself, imperfections and all!