People, who prefer taking green tea because they have heard or read its benefit somewhere, are right on their way. Actually, according to the research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition and food research, this beverage possesses some natural components for promoting generations of brain cells in positive way so that they can improve one’s capacity of learning and memory. Thus, in the list of various benefits of green tea such avoiding prostate cancer and strengthening bones, increasing memory is another new thing to be added.
The team of researchers under the scientist Yun Bai working in this direction in China state that lots of good properties of green leaf have been evolved till now. Evidences are there that it prevents cardiovascular diseases but now the all new thing to be discovered is that the tea is good for health of brain cells.
The research going on in the Third Military Medical University is based upon the study of EGCG i. e. Epigallocatechin-3 gallate, the main ingredient. As researchers already have an idea that this component is good antioxidant, they are now trying to elaborate its anti ageing properties. In this relevance, resistant function of EGCG towards diseases affiliated with the brain function during ageing is also being noticed.
Bai states that brain bears a specially designed part for processing of information from short term to long term memory called as hippocampus. Effect of green tea on this part of the brain is being studied by the researcr team extensively.
According to the research summary of the team EGCG is something to promote cognitive function through the process called as neurogenesis. The all to know about the research conclusion is that EGCG increases learning skills and memory through promotion of capacity of recognizing objects.
In order to prove this fact, researchers carried out test on mice. According to the research, EGCG works by generation of neural progenitor cells and boost memory. Brain cells develop into a variety of cells further after generation and boost memory frequently. In order to carry out the experiment, two groups of mice were subjected for testing and one was provided with EGCG in a drink while other was not. After a three days training on finding hidden objects, the mice offered EGCG were found to be more active and smarter to find out hidden objects in comparison to those who did not have green tea’s memory boosting ingredient.
Earlier also, many beneficial effects of green tea on health have been proved by scientists. These are cancer, increasing heart health and decreasing the problem of blood pressure. But now it is also proved that consumption of herbal tea promotes brain power.
Uday writes often on premium green tea hence the article. He writes passionately about this hot beverage popular in India.