Green Tea

Green tea is produced from the Camellia Sinesis plant. Research suggests that an antioxidant in green tea has been found to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol and the risk of stroke. A study in Japan found people who drank at least two to three cup of green tea had a 14% lower risk of stoke compared to those who rarely drank it.  Green tea also seems to help keep blood sugar stable in people with diabetes.  Other studies have revealed that people who drink green tea have been shown to have greater activity in the working memory area of the brain.  This may help block the formation of plaque that is linked to Alzheimer’s Disease.  Green tea packs some power in a tasty and calorie-free packet!

Resources:
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/News/NewsReleases/Green-tea-coffee-may-help-lower-stroke-risk_UCM_450220_Article.jsp
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/health-benefits-of-green-tea