We can never stress enough just how beneficial tea drinking is for our overall health and we are always excited when new tea research is conducted and the results reveal the positive effects of our favourite drink.
For example, a recent study conducted in Switzerland and published in the March 2014 issue of Psychopharmacology shows that there is a link between drinking green tea and our memory.
Although the research was limited in scope and included only twelve healthy volunteers, the results were quite promising, further proving that tea deserves its ‘superfood’ status.
The participants were divided into two groups – one group was given a soft drink which included 27.5g of green tea extract and the other, the control group, a soft drink that had no additional tea extract. None of test subjects knew which of the drinks they were given, as they underwent a series of tests focused on their working memory.
As compared to the control group, participants that consumed the tea extract enriched soft drinks showed a notable improvement in their cognitive functioning. These results could now lead to further studies of how tea could help combat the effects of dementia.