A new study by researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland suggests green tea can improve your cognitive function, in particular the working memory. The findings could pave the way for promising treatment of cognitive impairments in psychiatric disorders such as dementia. Extracts from green tea enhance the brain’s effective connectivity, meaning the influence one area of the brain has over the other. Subjects tested significantly better for working memory tasks after consuming green tea extract.
Green tea, native to China and India, is produced from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush. Unlike other teas, green tea is made from unoxidized leaves, meaning it is rich in antioxidants.
In addition green tea has positive effects against cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, according to past studies. (full article)
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