Green Tea for Brain and Mental Health
Updated: Jul 6, 2020
If you haven’t already discovered green tea, consider swapping one of your caffeine hits for a cup today.
Green tea being less processed than black tea contains more antioxidants and has the advantage over black tea in terms of health benefits. Amongst the claims, there is strong research to support the following brain and mental health perks:
🍵 Improved memory and attention thanks to the antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
🍵 A calming affect on anxiety and a reduction in the stress hormone cortisol attributed to the amino acid theanine and EGCG
🍵 A protective effect on brain cells against beta-amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s Disease.
My favourite green tea go-to is dragonflyteauk moroccan mint with a few sprigs of mint from the garden. Try a decaffeinated green tea if you are sensitive to caffeine.
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