Skip to content

Refreshing, tasty - Green tea is also good for you!

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
4/9/2014 (3 years ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Drink found to improve memory function and could be used to treat dementia

Some good dietary news: It's refreshing tastes good and is GOOD for you. Heralded as the healthiest hot drink of choice, new research has found that green tea can also be good for your mind.

Experts say you should try to choose a higher quality brand of green tea, because some of the lower quality brands can contain excessive levels of fluoride.

Experts say you should try to choose a higher quality brand of green tea, because some of the lower quality brands can contain excessive levels of fluoride.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
4/9/2014 (3 years ago)

Published in Home & Food

Keywords: Green tea, dementia, memory, health benefits


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - Scientists now claim green tea enhances several cognitive functions, in particular our working memory. These findings imply that green tea could be used to treat dementia and other psychiatric disorders.

Researchers at the University of Basel, found that green tea extract increases the brain's effective connectivity. Scientists there saw significant improvements in working memory tasks after people had drank green tea.

 Check out our fine selection of Bibles -- by going here!

Practical applications for green tea could possibly be used to help treat memory loss caused by psychiatric disorders, or as part of recovery.

Test subjects were given a drink with green tea extract before being given working memory tasks to solve.

By monitoring brain activity through MRI scans, scientists could see an increased connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain.

"Our findings suggest that green tea might increase the short-term synaptic plasticity of the brain," co-author Professor Borgwardt said.

Green tea has been called the healthiest beverage on the planet, loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body.

Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amounts of important nutrients. The tea is loaded with polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins, which function as powerful antioxidants.

These substances can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases.

Experts say you should try to choose a higher quality brand of green tea, because some of the lower quality brands can contain excessive levels of fluoride. Even if you choose a lower quality brand, the benefits still far outweigh any risk.

Bottom Line: Green tea is loaded with bioactive compounds that can have various beneficial effects on health.

---


'Help give every student and teacher Free resources for a world-class moral Catholic education'


Copyright 2017 - Distributed by THE CALIFORNIA NETWORK

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for OCTOBER 2017
Workers and the Unemployed.
That all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good.


Comments


Never Miss any Updates!

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers.

Information
Learn about Catholic world

Catholic Online
Inform - Inspire - Ignite

Catholic Online Saints
Your saints explained

Catholic Online Prayers
Prayers for every need

Catholic Online Bible
Complete bible online

Catholic Online News
Your news Catholic eye

Daily Reading
Today's bible reading

Lent / Easter
Death & resurrection of Jesus

Advent / Christmas
Birth of Jesus

Rest of Catholic Online
All Catholic world we offer

Services
Products and services we offer

Catholic Online Shopping
Catholic medals, gifts & books

The California Network
Inspiring streaming service

Advertise on Catholic Online
Your ads on catholic.org

Catholic Online Email
Email with Catholic feel

Catholic Online Singles
Safe, secure Catholic dating

The California Studios
World-class post production service

Education
Learn the Catholic way

Catholic Online School
Free Catholic education for all

Student Classes
K-12 & Adult Education Classes

Catholic Online MasterClass
Learn from experts

School Teachers
Teacher lesson plans & resources

Catholic Media Missionaries
The New Evangelization

Support Free Education
Tax deductible support Free education

Socials
Connect with us online

Catholic Online on Facebook
Catholic social network

Catholic Online on Twitter
Catholic Tweets

Catholic Online on YouTube
Enjoy our videos

Catholic Online on Instagram
Shared Catholic moments

Catholic Online on Pinterest
Catholic ideas style inspiration

Catholic Online Logo

Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2017 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.