Green and black tea have more health benefits than their known soothing effect. Several compounds of these leaf plants have already been studied in numerous studies, with the result that actually positive effects on health, from mental state to cancer, have been demonstrated.
Of course, tea is not a cure-all and its benefits are probably rather low. However, there are few drawbacks when it comes to drinking tea – it is rarely harmful to health (except, of course, when drunk in superhuman amounts). Tea acts positively on the brain and body.
Tea can help with forgetfulness. According to a study published in the journal Psychopharmacology in March, green tea can improve some brain functions. In the study, 12 healthy people randomly received either a drink of 27.5 grams of green tea extract or the same drink without green tea. Subsequent tests showed that green tea improves the connection between the frontal and parietal brain regions and thus the performance of the brain.
Tea reduces cancer risk
Some ingredients in green tea, called polyphenols, are thought to reduce cancer risk, at least in laboratory tests. Scientists report that, however, it is difficult to make a final judgment.