|Guest Blogger Jonathan Selzer PhD
Published in the British Journal of Nutrition, a report demonstrated that green tea consumption improves mood in overweight or obese male subjects. This does not mean that you need to be an overweight or obese male to feel the groove.
Scientists are still working on the mechanisms, but many think it has to do with enzymes of the central nervous system, such as acetylcholinesterase.
Brown AL, et al. 2009. Effects of dietary supplementation with the green tea polyphenol epigallocatechin-3-gallate on insulin resistance and associated metabolic risk factors: randomized controlled trial. Br J Nutr. 2009 Mar;101(6):886-94.