Tea & Your Brain

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You have heard of all the research regarding green tea and metabolism.  Many people drink it for its antioxidants and other health benefits.  A recent study shows that it might also be beneficial for the brain as well.

The main active component of green tea that has been studied is called EGCG.  Researchers wanted to see if EGCG could promote neurogenesis (new brain cells).  They gave EGCG to mice and measured the impact.

They found that EGCG improved cognition and increased the number of new brain cells.

Mol Nutr Food Res. 2012

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