Source: Natural Therapy Pages
According to Chinese legend, the first person to drink green tea was Shennong, the “Divine Cultivator” in around 3000 BCE. The leaves fell into some water he was boiling. Shennong enjoyed the taste of his accidental concoction and also noted that it seemed to have medicinal properties. Whether this legend is true or not, green tea has enjoyed a folk reputation in Asian cultures for having preventive and restorative health powers throughout recorded history. Now modern science has discovered that green tea may be able to help prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s, one of our most dreaded maladies.
It has been known for years that green tea leaves in their natural form contain certain chemical compounds that are beneficial to our health. However, some chemicals are altered in the digestive system and lose the potential effectiveness. Dr. Ed Okello and his team of researchers at Newcastle University set out to discover whether the known protective ingredients of undigested green tea remained effective when digested by the body. What Dr. Okello and his team discovered was that not only were the anti-Alzheimer’s chemicals in green tea digested and absorbed, the digestive process actually appeared to make them more effective.
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