Tea can help the body in many different ways, but did you know tea can actually improve brain function as well?
Tea contains caffeine, in most teas, the caffeine content is high enough to act as a stimulant, but not so high that it gives you that jittery feeling that coffee does. Caffeine blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter; this means that the firing of neurotransmitters in the brain, like dopamine and noradrenaline, is actually increased. These chemicals can improve your alertness, and make you more productive in reaching your goals.
Oolong tea has the ability to help improve brainpower. Research concluded that oolong tea drinkers had great alertness and also improved in performance. Their accuracy was improved when they switched from one task to another. An amino acid called L-theanine found in tea brings alertness and focus in our mind.
2 GREEN TEA
Compounds present in green tea have been found to have protective effects on the neurons in your brain. What does this mean? Well, if some neurons in your brain are protected from degeneration, you are potentially less at risk of degenerative brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.