Catechins, prominently found in green tea, are believed to prevent flu and cold viruses from replicating and increase overall immune strength.
The amino acid L-theanine, for which green tea is a quality source, has been shown to improve cognitive function and focus, and aid in relaxation.
EGCG, the polyphenols found in green tea, are believed to have neuroprotective properties and aid in combating such disorders as Parkinson’s, dementia and Alzheimer’s.
EGCG also has noted anti-cancer effects and is being studied as a chemotherapeutic agent.
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