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Green Tea Can Build Brain Cells

September 7, 2012 by  

Green Tea Can Build Brain Cells
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Green tea is good for brain health.

The health benefits of drinking green tea daily include everything from aiding in the detoxification of the body to weight-loss. Research has now proven that the beverage can actually help you produce more brain cells.

The research, published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, shows that chemical properties of green tea speed up the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for memory and spatial learning.

“Green tea is a popular beverage across the world,” said Professor Yun Bai from the Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China. “There has been plenty of scientific attention on its use in helping prevent cardiovascular diseases, but now there is emerging evidence that its chemical properties may impact cellular mechanisms in the brain.”

Bai and his research team examined the organic chemical EGCG, (epigallocatechin-3 gallate) which is a powerful antioxidant found in green tea.

“We proposed that EGCG can improve cognitive function by impacting the generation of neuron cells, a process known as neurogenesis,” said Bai. “We focused our research on the hippocampus, the part of the brain which processes information from short-term to long-term memory.”

In experiments with lab mice, the researchers discovered that those given EGCG were better able to complete puzzles and cognitive tasks.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I OFTEN EAT AT A JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE. GREEN TEA IS NASTY! PERIOD!

    • FreedomFighter

      Try this

      3 oz ginger root – peeled and sliced into strips about an inch long
      6 green tea bags
      1/4 to 1/2 cup honey to taste
      6-8 cups water depending on strength of tea wanted (6 cups great over ice}

      over a med heat boil water, ginger slices approx 15- 20 min
      turn off heat – strain out ginger slices
      add honey, stir until blended
      add green tea bags let steep for 15 minutes

      some really good tea

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        THANKS, “FreedomFighter,” BUT, I AM A STRONG BLACK COFFEE [NO SUGAR] TYPE OF GUY.

      • John Woodbury

        Why am I not surprised.

      • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

        “John Woodbury,”

        SIR, PLEASE EXPLAIN. I R-E-A-L-L-Y WANT TO KNOW. [You can say anything you want to me].

  • swampfox

    if this is true,then I know Obama has never drank any,he is as dense as the day is long!

  • John Woodbury

    Living in China, I drink green tea. This summer I lost a pounds by not drinking anything but water and tea. I think this is the best article I have read in a long time. BTW CAH right on Dude, if you like coffee, more power to you.

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “John Woodbury,”

      SORRY, SIR. I JUST WROTE A REPLY TO YOUR COMMENT [7 SEPTEMBER; 9:41 PM]. I DID NOT REALIZE YOU WERE TALKING TO, “FreedomFighter.”

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      “John Woodbury,”

      WHAT DO AMERICANS LIVING IN CHINA DO FOR FUN? I HAVE ALWAYS CONSIDERED ORIENTAL CULTURE TO BE STRANGE.

    • Christin

      John W,
      I like green tea, too. It doesn’t have a strong taste so I am not sure why people are gagging about it. I drink it cold over ice with a tsp organic sugar in the summer and hot in a mug with a tsp organic sugar in the winter.
      There are numerous benefits not listed here… great to hear about the benefits from you and the article above.

      In our dumbing down chemical ladened society, I’d think more Americans should drink green tea to counteract all the damage.

  • swampfox

    does anybody know how to make the stuff taste better?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dan.mancuso.56 Dan Mancuso

      Green tea is an aquired taste. Knowing all the health benefits of this tea helps to aquire a taste. Kind of like knowing the benefits of looking out side the MSM/ partisan party politics uni-thought structure and doing the work to inform yourself. There are benefits for you and the rest of the population – in spite of themselves. Keep looking and start drinking.

  • Chris

    Hey…….if you don’t like the taste, you can always pop the pill :)

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