Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive mental deterioration that usually appears in middle or old age, as a result of generalized degeneration of the brain.
It is the most common cause of dementia. The word dementia defines a set of symptoms that include memory loss and/or difficulties with thinking, language, and problem-solving. All of these symptoms occur when the human’s brain is damaged by particular diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.
As a progressive disease it damages most parts of the brain with time, and as this happens, even more symptoms develop and become more severe.
Warning signs of Alzheimer’s:
- Memory loss
- Changes in personality and mood
- Difficulties in solving problems and making plans
- Difficulty completing tasks at home, leisure or work
- Problems with words in speaking and writing
- Confusion with time and place
- Trouble understanding spatial relationships and visual images
- Misplacing stuffs
- Decreased judgment
- Losing the ability to retrace steps
- Pulling out from work and social activities
How to prevent Alzheimer’s disease?
There is a common drink that is able to boost brain health and protect you from Alzheimer’s disease.
Several researchers prove that green tea has the ability to protect brain cells and improve memory, and that way to delay Alzheimer’s. This truly accessible and affordable drink has shown promise in many recent types of research.
Benefits of Green Tea for Alzheimer’s
Green tea is a miracle drink with potential health benefits. It is very rich in nutrients and antioxidants that have great effects on the body. That includes improvement of the brain function, lower risk of cancer, fat loss, and many other amazing benefits.
As we mentioned before, green tea protects brain cells. Scientists show that green tea can prevent Alzheimer’s by defending the brain from the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, which are thought to be the reason for this disease. EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) is a flavonoid in the green tea that can bind to beta-amyloid proteins and prevent formations, and eventually, prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
How to prepare the perfect cup of green tea?
If you are not really familiar with the basic methods of green tea preparation, you can wind up with a tea that is too strong, bitter, or grassy.
There are 3 elementary ways of preparing green tea.
So, here they are:
Green tea – powder tea
- 1/2 tablespoon green tea powder
- 1 cup water (for best results use spring water or filtrated water)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 piece lemon
Green tea bag – tea
- Green tea bags, pearls or leaves (about 1 teaspoon per 1 cup of water)
- Hot water (for best results, use spring or filtered water)
- Basil leaves (about 4 to 5 leaves)
- Lemon juice
- Honey (optional)
Green – ginger tea
- 1 teaspoon green tea pearls (or leaves) for 1 cup of water
- Ginger (or dry ginger powder)
- Hot water (for best results use spring or filtrated water)
According to studies, regular green tea consumption can protect the brain from Alzheimer’s disease, as well as other kinds of dementia.
To maximize the health benefits of green tea safely, 2 – 3 cups is the recommended daily dose.
The green tea appears to protect against Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, even though is too soon to draw conclusions about its anti-cancer properties.
Many studies indicate that this ancient Chinese drink can play a significant role in Alzheimer’s disease.
Green tea gets to the root of this disease by 3 distinct mechanisms: prevents the formation of amyloid plaques, breaks down the existing plaques, and creates new neurons in the brain. Accordingly, green tea consumption has now been related to a 54 percent reduction in the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
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Have you noticed some improvement in your memory?
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References: Alz.org Alzheimers.net