The heady brew

There's more to the power drink than its sharp and slightly bitter taste. Green tea is rich in flavonoids, which in turn contain catechins. Does all this sound like Greek to you? To put it simply, green tea components nourish the brain and help in the process of remembering. What's more, the theanine in green tea reduces mental and physical stress, thereby making you feel more relaxed.

The think drink

Studies show that those who regularly drink green tea do better on thinking and memory tests than those who don't. Green tea positively impacts your thinking ability, especially if you're over 60. If mental alertness is important to you, it would go down well to have two to four cups of green tea everyday. This enhances your memory power and slows down the aging process of the brain. If the green variety is not your cup of tea, try developing a taste for it by starting with a flavored versions like jasmine, holy basil (tulsi), or lemon and honey.

With a myriad of health benefits, green tea is fast becoming a tonic for overall well-being. So what are you waiting for? Go on, reach for that  cup of green tea!