I’m always singing the praises of coffee. But today I want to give a shout out to another delicious beverage that’s ALSO brimming with health benefits.
I’m talking, of course, about tasty tea.
And it turns out, according to new research, that this British favorite could effortlessly lead to better brain health.
The new study, conducted at the National University of Singapore (NUS), revealed that regular tea drinkers have better-organized brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers.
And just like a well-organized home a neat and tidy brain simply functions better.
In other words, the older adults in the small but exciting study had better cognitive function than their peers who skipped the tea.
Try tea for a better-connected brain
You see, as we age there’s a natural drop in the organization inside our thinkers.
But according to NUS researchers, their new study found that Britain’s favorite beverage could help PROTECT your brain against this age-related decline.
And this isn’t the first time we’ve seen brain benefits tied to tea drinking either. In fact, an earlier study found that a daily tea habit could slash your risk of cognitive decline by a stunning 50 percent.
While the latest research helps us understand HOW the tea accomplishes at least some of this miraculous feat. It helps the brain make and maintain better connections.
Brew a cup of this anti-aging beverage daily
The team recruited three dozen adults aged 60 or older for the new study. They then gathered data on their physical and mental health as well as their lifestyle habits.
All the volunteers completed neuropsychological tests as well as had MRIs of their brains done.
When the researchers started analyzing all the data, one thing soon became obvious. The folks who drank tea at least four times a week for about 25 years had far better brain connections.
And because their brains ARE better connected, like a well-run train system, information makes its way through them much more efficiently. Plus, the thinking process ends up using up far fewer resources along the way.
Of course, better brain health is only one of the reasons that taking up a tea habit is a good idea.
Other research has found that tea can ALSO…
- improve mood
- support heart health
- zap cancer cells
- improve insulin resistance
- slow, stop, and reverse telomere shrinkage
In other words, tea is a virtual fountain of youth in a mug.
If it isn’t ALREADY a part of your regular routine, you might what to consider “making like a Brit” and starting to serve afternoon tea.
The tea drinkers in the study favored green, oolong, and black teas. But no matter what variety you choose to drink chances are, you will see big benefits.