A Daily Cup Of Tea Can Prevent Cognitive Decline // Brits Rejoice!
New research has emerged from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine and claiming even more benefits for the humble cup of tea.it seems that a cup of tea each day can prevent dementia.
This is especially true for those who are genetically more likely to suffer from the disease.
The study involved nearly 1000 elderly Chinese participants and discovered that a regular drink of tea reduced the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to as much as 86% and overall reduced cognitive decline by 50%.
Provided that the tea used is brewed from tea leaves you will benefit from the neuroprotective properties.
The finds from the study concluded that drinking a cup of tea on a regular basis can provide the protection against dementia that expensive drugs have so far failed to do.
While the research is still in its infancy, it seems that the bioactive compounds found in tea leaves such as catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins and L-theanine are responsible for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that seem to protect the brain from vascular damage and neurodegeneration.