Green Tea Enhances Memory

Are you a green tea drinker? According to a new study from the University of Basel in Switzerland, green tea enhances memory. The researchers claim to be the first to prove that green tea benefits memory. Previous studies with green tea have shown benefits in connection with cancer research.

Green Tea Enhances Memory

green tea enhances memory

green tea enhances memory

For the study healthy male volunteers received a soft drink containing several grams of green tea extract before they solved working memory tasks. The scientists then analyzed how this affected the brain activity of the men using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The MRI showed increased connectivity between the parietal and the frontal cortex of the brain. These neuronal findings correlated positively with improvement in task performance of the participants.

“Our findings suggest that green tea might increase the short-term synaptic plasticity of the brain,” says Borgwardt.

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What does all this scientific jargon mean? Simply that it appears that green tea enhances memory. So why not have some — hot or cold — for morning or afternoon break?

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