4. Forget about Alzheimer’s
As I sit here with my green tea in hand I’m just thinking about how lucky I am to have my memory. Really, how great is it? The feelings, emotions, opportunities it can bring us. Smelling the crisp spring air in the countryside and remembering back to your childhood, when life was carefree, exciting, full of surprise. It feels nice, doesn’t it? Imagine if you lost it.
Well did you know that there are an estimated 44.4 million people in the world who have? Dementia, an umbrella term for a number of cognitive disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, is becoming more and more common. Although it mainly affects older people over the age of 65, you can start doing things now to reduce your risk of forming Alzheimer’s. Get green tea drinking. Ref 6.
Recently, researchers have suggested that toxic free radicals can cause nerve cell death. They have also picked up on the association between the protein beta-amyloid, nerve cell death and dementia. With green tea being very high in polyphenols, the chemical that protects our cells by fighting against toxic free radicals, you may be able to lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease based on this research. Drinking at least 2 cups a day will also help to boost your memory each day and keep you more alert due to the caffeine within it. A healthy alternative to the coffee buzz. Ref 7.
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