Green tea has an active ingredient known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which studies have shown can reduce neuroinflammation and counter the effects of many harmful diseases, including dementia, heart disease and obesity. Little research has been done to date on green tea’s ability to combat cognitive disorders. Recently, scientists tested the theory using mice. They found that the mice who were given a diet mixed with EGCG overall weighed less and were able to complete recognition tasks faster than the group of mice who were not given EGCG. While the benefit of EGCG may be known, it should not be assumed that eating a diet high in fat and sugar can be combatted simply by drinking a large amount of green tea. One must still practice balance and moderation in their diet to see the benefits.