Do you take tea regularly? Then there’s a good news for you. According to a new study, drinking tea is simply good for the brains of humans. The research is done by a team of researchers from National University of Singapore, University of Cambridge and University of Essex, London. The findings are published in the scientific journal ‘Aging’.
In the study, three dozen volunteers aged 60 and above were engaged. The researchers asked them to participate in a range of cognitive test and also took MRI scans of the participants. The participants were also asked about the frequency of their drinking tea as well as coffee and what types of tea they drink—green, black or oolong tea.
The study results show that consuming tea every day has positive effects on brains health. This habit also helps protect age related decline in the brain functions. The findings also demonstrate that participants who drank tea at least four times a week for about 25 years had better connected brains.
Given all these benefits of tea, scientists now suggest drinking tea could be a part of daily lifestyle of individuals.
This is thought to be the first research of its kind which shed light on the possible impacts of tea on brain system. On the advantages of drinking tea, second most popular drink after water, lead researcher Dr Feng Lei said, ‘Our results offer the first evidence of positive contribution of tea drinking to brain structure.’
However, this is not the first time researchers have found benefits of drinking tea. Several previous studies have suggested that tea can help protect humans from type 2 diabetes and help live longer. Source : Daily Mail Online.