Green tea is a relaxing drink enjoyed by millions of people every day all over the world. You may be one of those people who drink green tea to relax after a hard day of work. If you are not, then you should be. The reasons why will be explained later, but in simple terms, green tea is very good for you health. It has a number of health benefits of which you and most other people are probably not aware of.
Because of its healthy properties, even if you don’t drink green tea regularly, you should start doing so after reading this article. The list of benefits provided by green tea is too long to list in detail in a single article, however, the benefits related to fitness and increasing your brain power have been explained in some detail. So read on to learn how green tea can boost your brain power.
Green tea has a lot of effects on human health. One of which is its ability to improve the power of the brain especially when it comes to working memory. Green tea is able to improve and enhance cognitive (mental) functions. Green tea extract is therefore recommended in treating or managing certain cognitive impairments in mental health, psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders.
A study was conducted and published in the Academic Journal Psychopharmacology which looked into the use of green tea in treating dementia; a psychiatric disorder. Prior to these time, the effect of green tea was only renowned in reducing the risks of cancer. But now, belonging to the beverage category, green tea is known to have positive effects in human brain functions. The neural mechanism in operation for this is however yet to be identified.
Green tea consumption aids better memory and mental functions for humans. It increases the effective connectivity of the brain. It improves the effect an area of the bran has over another; which brings about improvement in cognitive performances. People who take green tea are better at tasks involving working memories compared with those that don’t. Green tea consumers are discovered to have significant better output in working memory tasks after taking green tea extract.
There is an increased connectivity between the frontal and the parietal cortex of the brain after consuming extract from green tea. This brain activity can be seen using Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). According to Borgwardt, green tea increases the short term-synaptic plasticity of the brain.
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