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  • Coffee, vitamins, brain boosting substances, people use all kinds of stuff to become smarter

  • and perform better at work or school.

  • But what if I told you that the key was actually green tea?

  • Green tea has a wide array of health benefits due to its abundance of antioxidants and nutrients.

  • Green tea has been seen to increase metabolism, decrease the risk of numerous types of cancer,

  • boost the immune system, and lower the risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

  • The history of tea actually dates back 5 THOUSAND years to Ancient China, and tea culture was

  • greatly popularized in the 8th Century during the Tang Dynasty thanks to the culture and

  • notable people such as Lu Yu.

  • Lu Yu was a literary scholar who wrote The Classic of Tea, the very first monograph on

  • tea in the world.

  • Over the course of 10 chapters, Lu Yu refined the process for preparing and drinking tea, such as describing

  • the fifteen tools used in the tea-making process, proper methods for storing collected tea leaves,

  • and the types of water and water quality to look out for when brewing tea.

  • Tea has also been used for its medicinal properties from as early as the Han Dynasty.

  • Before that time, tea was exclusive to the Emperor, but quickly became accessible to

  • noblemen and later, scholars, due to its health benefits.

  • However, as methods for preparing tea became widespread, tea culture soon became a national

  • custom in China, and spread to other countries as well.

  • Today, tea culture is not only prevalent in Asia but it has spread throughout the world.

  • But did you know that green tea also has properties that can help to enhance and restore your

  • brain?

  • Scientific Studies Recent scientific studies have looked at the

  • effects of green tea on the brain.

  • A study performed on healthy volunteers at the University of Basel in Switzerland found

  • that just 4 weekly doses of green tea-extract increased connectivity in regions of the brain

  • associated with working memory, and this led to improved ability in certain memory tasks.

  • Green tea also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that can lead to changes in the brain

  • resulting in anti-anxiety effects, and can work together with caffeine to promote increased

  • brain function.

  • Components in green tea has also been seen to prevent negative effects of aging in the

  • brain.

  • Alzheimer's is a disorder affecting nearly 44 million people in the world, and it results

  • from brain cell death.

  • Alzheimer's is irreversible and leads to a loss of cognitive functions, such as memory,

  • decision making, and control.

  • Over time as a person ages, the brain shrinks and important connections are lost.

  • A build-up of different proteins from the dying cells formplaques and tangles

  • in the brain, which can block signals and nutrients going to the existing neurons and

  • lead to further cell death.

  • However, a study at Newcastle University actually found that post-digested forms of tea can

  • bind with the toxic chemicals in the brain and protect the cells, thereby preventing

  • the loss of memory and learning ability.

  • As you can see, green tea has many different types of positive effects on the body, and

  • compared to drinks like coffee or black tea, it generally has a lower dose of caffeine,

  • which can help to increase your alertness without making you feel jittery or anxious

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  • So the next time you're debating what to drink - as your morning picker-upper, choosing

  • green tea might just give your brain a nice and healthy boost

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Want to Become SMARTER? Drink GREEN TEA!

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    joey joey posted on 2021/04/25
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