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Green Tea Brain Wave Alteration | Care2 Healthy Living

Green Tea Brain Wave Alteration | Care2 Healthy Living

In next month’s issue of the medical journal Appetite , researchers at the Center for Human Psychopharmacology are publishing a paper entitled, “Acute Neurocognitive Effects of Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG).” EGCG is one of the key flavonoid phytonutrients found in the Camellia sinensis , the plant from which green, white, black, and oolong teas are made. Using an electroencephalogram, they were able to anatomically match changes in brain wave activity to the feelings of a relaxed alertness that participants reported when consuming the tea phytonutrients, compared to a double-blinded placebo. I delve into a different phytonutrient—theanine—in my NutritionFacts.org video pick today, which offers another neurological basis for humanity’s love affair with tea:

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