New research shows that green tea improves working memory, which is the type of cognitive functioning that allows you to grasp what you’re reading, or comprehend your boss’s instructions and then figure out how to do what she wants. In a small April 2014 study, published by biomedical researchers at the University of Basel in the journal Psychopharmacology, participants performed a working memory task in which they had to watch letters flash on a screen and press a button if the letter was the same as the one that appeared one or two trials before it. Those who had taken a shot of a drink with 27.5 grams of green tea extract before the task did significantly better versus the control group. Just one more reason to add great tea into your morning routine.
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