Drinking Tea Regularly Makes Your Brain More Efficient, NUS Study Finds


A recent study by the National University of Singapore (NUS) found that those who consumed tea at least 4 times a week for about 25 years, are found to have more efficiently connected brain regions.

In case you’re thinking that they’re referring to bubble tea right here, sorry to burst your bubble (pun not intended). They’re not.

Warning: The following image contains a bad example. Please do not try this at home.

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The researchers are referring to tea in its purest form, such as green tea, oolong tea and black tea.

The study was done by examining the brain imaging data of 36 adults, aged 60 years old and above, collected through neuropsychological tests and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

The researchers also collected data on their health, lifestyle and physiological well-being. This study was conducted over a period of three years, from 2015 to 2018.

According to the team leader of the research, Assistant Professor Feng Lei from the Department of Psychological Medicine at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the results of this study could also suggest that drinking tea could protect one’s brain from age-related decline.

SAY WHAT?! Time to jio all your friends out to stop your brain from degenerating!

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Benefits Of Drinking Tea

Apart from the findings in this study, if you haven’t already realised, there are many existing studies that point towards the benefits of drinking tea.

Here are some proven benefits:

  1. Green tea helps to lower cholesterol
  2. Tea has anti-inflammatory properties
  3. Tea reduces cortisol levels
  4. Tea lowers the chance of ischemic stroke

If you’re a bubble tea addict, maybe you can opt for the green tea, oolong tea or black tea options.

Without the pearls.

Which essentially makes it just tea. But hey, it still feels more shiok drinking it from a bubble tea cup right?

Or… maybe not.

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