Green tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The green bush that grows best in high elevated and moist areas is bright and striking and are found in mountain ranges in China and India.
Research has concluded Seniors should be drinking tea, from tea leaves daily. Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment by 50% and 86% who are genetically at risk of getting Alzheimer’s with the gene Apolipoprotein E (APOE e4), according to a recent study led by Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. http://news.nus.edu.sg/press-releases/tea-protects-elderly-cognitive-decline
The researchers at the NUS say that it is not limited to any particular tea, as long as it is, black, green or oolong. The main antioxidant catechins (GTC), breaks down as follows EGCG is epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG), and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
- Black tea – helps with your digestive health, immune system, strengthening bones, oral health, heart and helps lowering risk of diabetes,
- Oolong tea – increases mental alertness, aids in digestion, lowers cholesterol, promotes healthy skin and hair, prevents osteoporosis, prevents tooth decay and strengthens the immune system.
- Green tea – improves brain function, fat loss, lowers risk of cancer and has many other incredible benefits
The http://www.alz.org/facts/ states that 5.5 million in 2017 are living with Alzheimer’s disease and those over 65 years of age has Alzheimer’s dementia. Did you know that and 1 in 3 seniors dies of Alzheimer’s or dementia every year?
It is difficult to see the elderly suffering from this disease, along with the fact that it may happen to me, my family and friends.