Drinking Tea to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease

April 02, 2018

Drinking Tea to Avoid Alzheimer’s Disease

According to scientific research, drinking tea could reduce your risk of developing disorders that cause cognitive impairment such as Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Several recent studies dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease research found that drinking just a single cup of tea could lower the chances of developing thinking problems in those over 50.That’s right, drinking tea to avoid Alzheimer's disease is a real thing. This discovery has doctors all over the globe recommending at least a cup for Alzheimer’s disease prevention. For some, it’s hard to believe that such a simple solution could be the key to preventing such debilitating diseases. However, the data from this Alzheimer’ disease research seems to speak for itself.

The Research in Detail

In 2017, researchers at the National University of Singapore conducted a longitudinal population study on 957 Chinese elderly. The results showed that by increasing tea consumption, participants saw reduced the incidence of neurocognitive disorders by up to 50 percent. Two elderly women with alzheimer's disease drinking tea The study, which took place over a seven-year span, showed even more promising benefits for those with a genetic susceptibility to Alzheimer’s disease. For these patients, tea helped reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 86%.

Which Tea is Best?

One interesting takeaway from this Alzheimer’s disease research is that the type of tea doesn’t really matter, as long as it’s fresh brewed from tea leaves and consumed daily. One of the type of tea that was used in the study of Alzheimer’s disease is oolong tea. Oolong has many benefits including:

  •         Reduced risk of heart disease
  •         Decreased inflammation
  •         Bone loss prevention
  •         Lowered risk of cancer
  •         Prevention of diabetes
  •         Reduced tooth decay

Another really great benefit of this Alzheimer’s disease prevention is that oolong tea can help you sleep your way to slim! Two glasses of iced tea with lemon sitting on a wooden table top in the sunDrinking tea to avoid to Alzheimer’s disease is a simple process. Just brew and sip.

Continued Prevention

By drinking oolong tea, you will not only strengthen your brain cells, but also your sleep patterns. This is a win, win since other Alzheimer’s disease research show that a good night’s sleep can reduce the accumulation of beta-amyloid protein plaque in the brain, one of the hallmarks Alzheimer’s disease.

The way this works is that as you sleep, your brain goes through a ‘slow-wave’ process. During this time, you move into a deep sleep, and several ‘housekeeping’ activities take place. One of the most important being the sweeping out of amyloid proteins. These proteins are a type of waste that naturally build in your brain throughout the day and are flushed out during deep sleep. diagram of amyloid plaque formation as it relates to alzheimer's disease                                                                                                                           A problem occurs when sleep doesn’t happen or is interrupted during the night. Build-up occurs, leading to the first phase of Alzheimer’s disease. By sipping oolong before you go to bed, you can soothe yourself into a deep sleep that will clear out the proteins, promoting Alzheimer’s disease prevention.

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Have a beauTEAful day,

Asti