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Improve Memory with Green Tea

According to the journal Nutrients, drinking 2-4 cups of green tea improved cognitive function (brain fuction) or reduced the progression of cognitive dysfunction in elderly subjects.

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This is likely the first human trial to show a specific dose of green tea can reverse the progression of cognitive dysfunction in the elderly.

The benefit comes from green teas polyphenol content. Green tea contains 30-40% polyphenols while black tea has 3-10%.

Good news if you are not a green tea fan, 2-4 cups of green tea has the equivalent of 227mg of catechins and 42mg of theanine.  You can find “green tea” pills with the above dosages if you are not a fan of drinking the tea.

The above effects were noticed after 3 months of daily tea drinking or supplementation.

After 3 months the Mini-Mental State Examination Scores were significantly improved in those taking the tea, in particular, short-term memory was improved.

This will have important implications in dementia and Alzheimer’s as short term memory loss is a common finding in these conditions.

Remember to use organic tea and sweeten it with a small amount of raw honey or Xylitol.

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