Thursday, January 13, 2011

Amazing protective properties of green tea

I am a green tea buff. I got hooked on to it from my very first sip years back in Munnar. I have initiated many to the delights of sipping green tea and I closely follow every bit of news about green tea.

It was with great pleasure that I read in journal Biology and Nature the latest on green tea. Scientists have discovered that drinking green tea could protect the brain against developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.

The researchers from Newcastle University wanted to find out whether the protective properties of green tea were still active once the tea had been digested. They found that when green tea is digested by enzymes in the stomach, the resulting chemicals are actually more effective against key triggers of Alzheimer's development than the undigested form of the tea. Digested compounds also had anti-cancer properties, significantly slowing down the growth of the tumour cells.

1 comment: said...

Whenever I hear about the malignant tumor I recollect pure Steve Jobs that could do a lot of useful things if not the illness!