Drink a Cup of Tea a Day for a Healthy Brain
In a new study conducted by the researchers at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in Singapore, it was revealed that drinking tea on a regular basis can reduce the risk of mental decline and even dementia by as much as 50 percent.
Fortunately for tea lovers, this is another one good reason to rejoice as your drinking tea habit turns out to be protecting your long-term brain health.
If you’re still not into drinking tea, better start drinking now. We are definitely sure this is an absolute reason to start sipping your cup of tea every day.
Tea protects the brain as you age
According to the researchers of the said study, they collected data from less than 1,000 Chinese senior participants (specifically 55 years and above). Participants were observed about their tea consumption for almost five years where their mental performance and even the information regarding their lifestyles, medical conditions and physical and social activities were all collected.
The study revealed that regular consumption of tea reduced the risk of cognitive decline by at least 50 percent. And, this is actually a good breakthrough since Alzheimer’s disease is so far the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
You want something more? When it comes to people with the APOE e4 genes, which genetically prompts people to developing Alzheimer’s disease, the cognitive damage risk was reduced by around 86 percent. It was such a remarkable discovery.
And what is even better is that you can get all the benefits that tea has to offer by simply drinking it on a daily basis.
Results of the said study further revealed that it didn’t matter what kind of tea the participants consumed. Thus, regardless if it is black, green or oolong tea that you are drinking, you could still get the job well done.
One of the lead researchers further explained that the tea’s benefits to brain health can be attributed to the tea’s high concentration of catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins and L-theanine, which are best known for fighting inflammation and even free radicals. Meanwhile, as for how it precisely works to prevent dementia, more research is still needed.