Matcha, Parkinson’s & Alzheimer’s Prevention
There is a whole field of new scientific research which is highlighting the role green tea, particularly matcha green tea in helping stop the progression and help in the prevention of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Here are some key findings from recent scientific studies relating to matcha, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s:
- Long-term consumption of matcha has been shown to protect proteins and fats against oxidation and reduces fat deposits in the hippocampus. This reduces the age-related deterioration of the memory. The key reason is the high concentration of antioxidant rich polyphenols found in matcha.
- Matcha has been shown to inhibit the ROS-NO pathway in the brain of those with Parkinson’s. It is this pathway that contributes to cell death in Parkinson’s.
- The EGCGs in matcha protect nerve cells. Studies have shown that matcha may slow down the development of Alzheimer’s.
- Matcha helps prevent Alzheimer’s by protecting the brain from the formation of beta-amyloid plaques that are thought to cause the disease. A flavonoid in green tea called EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) can bind to beta-amyloid proteins to prevent formations, and ultimately, prevent Alzheimer’s disease.
So how much matcha should you be drinking per day to help you prevent and reduce the progression of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s? One teaspoon of matcha per day will give you a huge antioxidant and EGCG boost. You can drink matcha as a tea or add it to juices and smoothies.
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