Green Tea for Memory

Want to protect yourself against age-related degenerative disease? Try having a morning or afternoon cup of green tea.

Already touted around the world for its cardiovascular benefits, emerging evidence claims the chemical properties of green tea can impact cellular mechanisms in the brain as well.

A recent study focused on the organic chemical EGCG (epigallocatechin-3 gallate), a key property of green tea and a known antioxidant. The study found that EGCG boosts the production of neural progenitor cells which—like stem cells—can differentiate into various types of cells. The team discovered that this increased cell production gave a definitive advantage to memory and spatial learning.

If you’re feeling forgetful, remember the brain is a muscle—keep it fit by drinking a cup of green tea!