Do you know that, besides water, green tea is the second most consumed beverage on the planet? It can be found in every corner of the world and many wonder – is it good for your health? Since it is consumed worldwide, we decided to write about the benefits of green tea for seniors, as well as explain the science behind its abilities.
Benefits of Drinking Green Tea
Studies show that it is quite rich in antioxidants and has a positive impact on red blood cells. It has numerous positive effects on some ‘modern’ diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Many also use it as part of their weight-reduction plan. Drinking green tea improves your metabolism, which, by nature, is getting slower.
It is well known that green tea contains high levels of caffeine. This means that only one cup of green tea can improve your mood and even has a positive impact on your memory. Seniors find this especially important, since dementia gets worse with age. However, further studies are needed in order to confirm any health benefits of green tea for seniors in preventing dementia and Alzheimer’s.
How Many Times a Day Should You Drink Green Tea?
When determining how many cups of green tea a senior should drink, we must take a look at the caffeine level. The amount of caffeine varies, but it is safe to say you shouldn’t drink more than five cups a day, because if you drink more than recommended, you won’t gain any benefits. On the contrary, overuse can lead to numerous negative effects. It’s best to consult your physician, especially if you take medications for high blood pressure, heart problems, or are on antibiotics.