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5 reasons drinking coffee improves brain power

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There is nothing quite like a jolt of caffeine in the morning (or if you work late, in the afternoon, or evening for that matter). For many of us, it seems to help our brains switch on.

We don’t often think of coffee as a mind-altering drug, but caffeine is psychoactive, which means it affects the brain. Other psychoactive substances include marijuana, psilocybin, and alcohol.