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 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.


  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, 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|%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:|%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
    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:

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