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Drink This Iced Tea for a Better Memory

(RealAge.com) Next time you feel a little foggy or forgetful, brew yourself a refreshing glass of iced green tea.
A recent study provides convincing evidence that the brew may help boost memory performance and attention in older adults who have mild cognitive impairment.
The study involved older adults who were given green tea supplement extract to take twice daily, along with an extra amino acid that's found in green tea -- L-theanine. And compared with a control group given a placebo, the tea takers exhibited sizeable improvements on tests that measured their memory and attention skills…
[A]lthough the study participants took a tea supplement rather than drinking tea, other studies have found similar cognitive boosts in folks who got their green tea the old fashioned way: brewed and in a cup. So make green tea a part of your daily diet. Besides, tea has lots of other great health benefits going for it -- beyond boosting your mental powers. Like these 12 amazing benefits of drinking tea.
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