Is green tea the key to independence?

Could be. New research suggests that drinking green tea keeps you spry and sharp. Older Japanese people who drank a lot of the antioxidant-rich brew were less likely to suffer disabilities than those who didn’t sip as much. The more they drank, the more likely they were to be mentally and physically able to take care of themselves as they aged.

Researchers suspect that green tea consumption protects against disabling diseases such as stroke, cognitive impairment and osteoporosis. Chock full of nutrients, the tea contains catechins and other polyphenols, phytochemical compounds and other vitamins and minerals associated with anti-aging.

The results were published in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Read more details on Medical News Today.

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