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Catechins Can Help Your Heart and Brain

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  • Researchers have found that the polyphenol epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in green tea stops the formation of beta-amyloid plaques, a “hallmark” of Alzheimer’s disease
  • EGCG “remodels” toxic oligomers by coating them to keep them from further development and interaction with healthy cells, which eventually may be what halts the plaque-forming process
  • Multiple studies indicate that drinking green tea is beneficial for your heart, as it helps protect against damage from free radicals, and also prevents the buildup of plaque in the arteries, known as atherosclerosis

By Dr. Mercola

If you could have a cup of green tea and fight Alzheimer's disease in the process, how many cups would you have? The ancient beverage has been recognized for millennia as having a dramatic and positive impact on human health, but its potential for improving several aspects of your brain, as well as your heart, is becoming more clear thanks to ongoing research.

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