Green Tea Can Actually Make You Smarter
Caffeine does more than help you wake up and make the morning commute to work more bearable. It blocks adenosine, a compound that is naturally present in all of the body’s cells, but that can inhibit the transmission of messages across neurons in the brain.
The result of caffeine is that neurotransmitters are freer to do their jobs, and neurons in the brain send and receive messages better. The results are an improved mood, faster reaction times, and better memory retention. Because of the additional compounds in green tea other than caffeine, drinking a cup of green tea can help this process occur better than drinking a cup of coffee.