Dixie sent me a link to this:
A four-year study has found that tea slows down brain-cell degeneration, and thereby keeps your mind sharp into old age.
Catechins, a natural compound in tea, protect brain cells from damaging protein build-up over the years, maintaining your brain’s cognitive capability.
In addition, the caffeine in tea, unlike that in coffee, contains the natural protein theanine, which counters the normal side effects of caffeine such as raised blood pressure, headaches and tiredness.
Researchers studied the tea-drinking habits of over 2,500 Chinese aged 55 and older and gave them memory tests.
While two-thirds of the tea-drinkers maintained their memory test scores two years later, 35 percent of non-tea-drinkers had a decline in their memory test scores, which indicates cognitive decline.
(Link – a certain Dr. Mercola has some follow-up comments about further benefits of tea)
Another reason why tea is awesome. It’s delicious, nourishing and keeps you mentally sharp.
I bet Jesus is a tea-drinker.