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Friday, 6 January 2017

White Tea May Protect Against Neurodegeneration

Tea Polyphenols Studied in Fight Against Neurodegeneration

As stated in an earlier post my grandfather died of Alzheimer’s disease, so whenever I see an article written about it I usually read it.  I was looking at the World Tea News when I saw an article about white tea and Alzheimer’s.  I had to read it.  There is evidence that white tea with it's polyphenols help suppress neurotoxicity and neurodegeneration.  White tea is suggested because it has higher catechins and stronger antioxidant potential then other teas, including green tea.  This must be because it is the least processed tea, it is literally freshly plucked tea that is dried and that is it.  The article also mentioned a study where white tea helped restore glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity of prediabetic rats and were hopeful it would the same with prediabetic people.  As mentioned before tea in any form is not the end all be all, but if you have any of the conditions you may want to consider drinking a cup of white tea a day to help with your condition as long as it does not interfere with the drugs you may be already taking.
This is a White Peony tea and the first picture is of unsteeped Silver Needle tea.

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