Tea is a beverage that’s always been related to wellbeing, healthy habits and mental clarity. But did you know that this simple leaf has amazing nutritious properties to help your brain perform better and improve your cognition?
Amazing tea nutrients for your brain
Tea is rich in polyphenols, caffeine, catechins, antioxidants and phytochemicals, related to cell protection, metabolism boosts and relaxation.
Polyphenols, for starters, are incredible compounds that reduce free radicals in your body, reduce inflammation, prevent blood clots and fight memory-loss in elder patients.
Catechins, on the other hand, prevent cell damage by fighting free radicals, and regulate gene and protein expression in neurons to prevent neurodegenerative events.
Caffeine, as we have explored, fosters the concentration of dopamine in the brain, giving you that nice feeling of energy, clarity, and effectiveness.
L-theanine is a particular amino acid present in tea leaves, and is linked to enhancing attention, reducing anxiety (a possible side effect of caffeine) and increasing brain function.
Which tea is best for your brain?
Several studies confirm that green tea contains higher concentrations of the catechin EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate), rich in antioxidants and the most potent component in the leaves.
However, red tea is also lower in tannins, natural compounds that interfere with the absorption of some nutrients like iron or calcium. The suggested healthy intake of tea for an adult is 3 to 4 cups per day, going over that may lead to anxiety, restlessness, poor sleep and even heartburn.
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