Current treatments for Parkinson’s disease, like most pharmaceuticals, are associated with serious side effects. But researchers at State Key Laboratory of Brain & Cognitive Science in Beijing have found a safe and promising alternative: green tea.
In a new study published in Biological Psychiatry , researchers investigated the effects of green tea polyphenols in an animal model. They found that polyphenols help to protect the dopamine-producing brain cells that are lost as a result of Parkinson’s disease.
Enjoy the brain-saving benefits of green tea every day. Look for organic green tea, which is higher in powerful phytonutrients and grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.[Ed. Note: Kelley Herring is the founder and CEO of Healing Gourmet (www.healinggourmet.com), and is editor-in-chief of the Healing Gourmet book series. Learn more about how simple lifestyle choices can improve your health by reading ETR’s free natural health e-letter.]