Did you know that drinking green tea every day may significantly lower your chances of becoming functionally disabled (the inability to do basic everyday tasks such as dressing and bathing yourself)? A recent study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that regular green tea consumption was linked to a lower risk of incident functional disability in the elderly.

This study followed approximately 14,000 Japanese individuals (ages 65 and up) for 3 years, monitoring multiple lifestyle factors—one of which was green tea consumption. At the end of those 3 years, approximately 1,300 people had functional disabilities. Out of the 1,300, those who drank 1-2 cups of green tea a day had a 10% less chance of disability. Those who drank 3-4 cups had a 25% less chance, and drinking more than 5 cups a day led to a 33% less chance.

The takeaway: drinking green tea had a positive effect, especially among those who drank it daily. The more cups, the better, too! Imagine the possibilities with Matcha, which has 10 times the nutritional value of regular green tea. We’ll drink [green tea] to that!