A specialist has identified, after an investigation, that Azores green tea has a substance that promotes cognitive functions, can fight dementia like Parkinson's or Alzeimer and increase creativity.
"After collection [de chás de todo o mundo] I found that azoréte may be superior to polyphenol content," said José Batista, an analytical biochemistry graduate, who has been linked to several Portuguese and Canadian universities, to the Lusa News Agency
Polyphenols are chemicals present in plants and fruits, which indicates recent scientific studies that are highly beneficial to humans and should therefore be included in food. According to the scientific community, foods rich in polyphenols have several important actions in the body, which are antioxidants, which still contributing to giving more energy.
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José Batista, so m studies studies to determine which phase of the Azorean plant there is a substance that increases cognitive functions, he says that this is "less bitter" than the rest, which led him to suspect it has an amino acid
The scientist, in addition to to conclude that the Azorean tea is "richer" now wants to create the potential to exploit this potential of green tea and notes that the amino acid, half an hour after intake, reaches the brain and will stimulate neurotransmitters such as acycline, such as fighting Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
He further explained that the amino acid identified in tea of the Azores has an "opposite effect" to tense like caffeine, which seems like a natural relaxing without side effects such as sleepiness, as well as in benzodiazepines (Xanax).
The investigator stated that the amino acid also affects the waves that the brain emits, "increasing creativity" in humans. José Batista, who has worked with the Ophthalmology Institute in Porto in the development of methods that help diagnose early cancer, has chosen to study tea because of its richness in antioxidants.
Introduced in the Azores in the 19th century, with the factory from Brazil, the only European region to produce this crop. Two units remain today, the factories in Gorreana, a family company that started in 1883 and Porto Formoso, both in the municipality of Ribeira Grande, on the island of Sao Miguel.