Green Tea Benefits: Protecting The Brain
Sip for sip, you won’t find a drink with bigger benefits than green tea.
I’m sure you’ve read plenty about green tea benefits, like cancer-fighting powers and how it can prevent disease, treat it if you have it, and even stop it from coming back after you’ve been cured.
But that’s not all it can do. Green tea can also protect the brain and prevent dementia.
Drinking it at least once a week will lead to less mental decline as you age, helping you ace thinking and memory tests, according to new research presented at the 2015 International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases.
The healthy compounds in green tea can help protect neurons and break up the “brain plaques” linked to dementia, which is why previous research has shown it can cut the risk of cognitive decline by more than half.
Green tea also contains less caffeine than coffee, so it can help perk you up without giving you the jitters.
Reference: Green Tea Linked to Lower Risk for Dementia