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I drink mostly green tea, but enjoy several others as well. Tea is rich in polyphenols that have effects like reducing inflammation and helping to fight cancer. Green tea is about 30 percent polyphenols, including large amounts of a catechin called EGCG. Catechins are natural antioxidants that help prevent cell damage and can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage.

The caffeine in tea blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine. This increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters, which improves memory and brain function.

Another wonderful benefit of green tea is it contains the amino acid L-theanine. If you don’t know, many people take L-theanine in the form of a supplement in lieu of a pharmaceutical. It’s a wonderful natural way of treating stress and/or anxiety. I can personally attest to this!