Green tea may help reverse mental decline

One of the biggest predictors of mental decline as we age is obesity, unfortunately. A new study suggests (not the best study) that green tea extract improves attention and memory in elderly with mild cognitive impairment.

I drink green tea (unsweetened) every day.  It appears to suppress appetite and facilitate weight loss.  When I was starting on my weight loss, and got hungry in between meals, I would first drink a cup of green tea and try to wait 30 min before eating.  Many times, 30 min later, I was no longer hungry!

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

4 Comments:

  1. didn’t know you had a blog….I am on my way back to my size BC. Not Before Christ, but before Children. I’ve lost 11lbs now, have to lose 35. You are very inspiring. Mom (Romaine) has told me a lot about your journey. My oldest son, Zach, is the sys admin in a Bulk Herb store, http://www.bulkherbstore.com Their green tea is AMAZING, nothing less than, and I bet you haven’t seen it priced this low before. I LOVE the Jasmine Green tea

    http://www.bulkherbstore.com/JGTC?s=Admin%20|%20jasmine%20green%20tea

    they carry. 1/2lb for $5.95. I can make many, many tea bags from that, but I also make a pitcher, drink it over a couple days. Also, the Pomegranate Green is wonderfully flavored: http://www.bulkherbstore.com/PGT?s=Admin%20|%20jasmine%20green%20tea

    There are great articles that tell of a lot more benefits besides the help with weight loss. It is God’s superdrink.
    I will be copying you and having more of it everyday now. Thanks for this idea. ~anna fogg

  2. Lorna nichols

    Hi John! I try to do green tea every day. Is honey ok in it? How can i make it taste a little better-any better brands?

  3. Green tea gets bitter if brewed too long – Green Teas 180F 1-3 minutes; see http://www.harney.com/faq.asp
    As far as honey is concerned, it’s basically sugar; see Wiki:

    Honey is a mixture of sugars and other compounds. With respect to carbohydrates, honey is mainly fructose (about 38.5%) and glucose (about 31.0%),[1] making it similar to the synthetically produced inverted sugar syrup, which is approximately 48% fructose, 47% glucose, and 5% sucrose. Honey’s remaining carbohydrates include maltose, sucrose, and other complex carbohydrates.[1]

    However, there is some suggestion that the glycemic index (how fast blood sugar rises after eating) is almost half for honey compared to glucose: http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm

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