Superfood Tip: Green tea bolsters brain power |

Superfood Tip: Green tea bolsters brain power

Craig Daily Press Staff Report

Green tea has a number of antioxidants that benefit your body and brain. According to, green tea helps your internal organs function better and boosts your brain power.

Those who drink green tea get an extra kick of “amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier,” states the website. “L-theanine increases the activity of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which has anti-anxiety effects. It also increases dopamine and the production of alpha waves in the brain.”

For those looking for a caffeine intake aside from coffee, green tea is a healthy alternative.

“Caffeine has been intensively studied before and consistently leads to improvements in various aspects of brain function, including improved mood, vigilance, reaction time and memory,” states

Also, green tea is offered in a decaffeinated form. So if you’re not big on caffeine and still want the health benefits of green tea, try buying the decaffeinated version.

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