What is so special about this green beverage? According to research in this area, a lot. The health benefits of drinking green tea run deep, but there’s something even deeper. Did you know that this Asian drink can actually make your smarter? Yes, science tells us that a cup of green tea every day can significantly alter our cognitive performance. Here’s how it works.
We all know that green tea contains caffeine so you can replace it with coffee because it can keep you awake. While it doesn’t contain as much as coffee does, it’s still enough for you to feel its effects. We already know that caffeine improves brain function a lot, as well as mood, memory and reaction time.
But green tea is something special because it contains more than just caffeine. It also has the amino acid L-theanine, which has anti-anxiety effects. When combined with caffeine, brain function improves significantly. Many people actually feel more productive and with more stable energy when they drink green tea.
New research also confirms that green tea is especially good for our memory and for treating cognitive diseases like dementia or Alzheimer’s. And what boosts cognition is in fact the improvement in connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain.
So don’t hesitate to have a cup of green tea every day! It will keep you younger, it will keep your brain fresh and you will live longer! Long live green tea! Please share!