Friday, February 24, 2006

Green Tea Makes Smarty Pants Elderly, Hahaha

By Elaine Meinel Supkis

Yet another study claiming drinking green tea makes one witty, wise, brilliant, all powerful, etc. Of course. A zillion great grannies knew this for many years. Including mine.

From Reuters:
People who regularly drink green tea may have a lesser risk of mental decline as they grow older, researchers have found.

Their study, of more than 1,000 Japanese adults in their 70s and beyond, found that the more green tea men and women drank, the lower their odds of having cognitive impairment.

The findings build on evidence from lab experiments showing that certain compounds in green tea may protect brain cells from the damaging processes that mark conditions like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
The drinking of green tea is dropping in Asia as the youth go off the reservation and drink sugar water filled with chemicals that rot your teeth, your stomach and make one fat and starts diabetes! Well, maybe this is our plan for world conquest, lure people into eating and drinking dreck only it is backfiring since it is killing us, too!

Knew there was a flaw in this plan.

My great godmother lived to be over 100 years old and she drank only green tea and she was tremendously smart, wrote stuff about birds, did the first Condor study way, way back when she had to ride a horse out to the desert to observe them, she was born at the beginning of the Civil War, no less! I loved drinking tea with her for she drank with the birds who would fly around and land on the table outside in Pasadena, and she would pour them drinks and they would eat sunflower seeds and pick at the little cakes she set out, it was like being in a fairy tale. All the birds had names and they would perch on her fingers or the edge of her tea cup.

She also had a wooden woodpecker on her back door and if you pulled the string, it would knock so you can guess, I loved doing this but being a small girl, she would only laugh.

I am not surprised she was one of the smartest people around. She drank lots of green tea which I do, to this day, myself, which is why I can blog all the time and act like a smarty pants, talking about bizarre things and making fun of Bush who drinks diet drink dreck which is like drinking the distillation of a sewage plant with some coloring. Gah.

Do have a sconce with your tea, hmm? One lump of sugar or two?

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