Brain Power By the Cup

Morning pick-me-up: Scientists found taking caffeine and sugar at the same time boosted the brain's performance more than taking them on their own

Spoonful of brain power: Drinking coffee with sugar boosts memory and attention span

By Daily Mail Reporter

A cup of coffee is what millions of us rely on to kick-start the day.

But new research shows that morning pick-me-up has a much more potent effect on the brain if it is taken with sugar.

Scientists at the University of Barcelona in Spain found taking caffeine and sugar at the same time boosted the brain’s performance more than taking them on their own.

Researchers now believe each one boosts the effect of the other on brain functions such as attention span and working memory. [Read more…]