Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Tuesday Tip: Green Tea for Anxiety

Changing from coffee to green
tea may help mental health.
Green tea is so easy, quick, and healthy, and it may reduce anxiety!

While I am naturally more attracted to either coffee or black tea as my beverage of choice while working on a project, sometimes I use green tea as a natural nervous system support.

The leaves of the camellia sinensis plant that are used to make green tea contain a rare amino acid called L-theanine. In a study published in Nutritional Neuroscience in July, 2013, researchers state that L-theanine is able to modulate neurotransmitters and hormones in the brain, and also improve memory and learning while reducing stress.

Previous studies from around the world have also confirmed the ability of green tea and L-theanine to reduce blood pressure, anxiety, stress, while enhancing cognitive performance.

Great for when you need something to get you through a stressful project!

You can buy L-theanine capsules, but green tea is infinitely cheaper and has extra benefits for your immune system, cardiovascular health, dental health and weight control.

I'm not saying, replace all your coffee and black tea with green tea. I myself would never do that.

But green tea is such a simple and perfect remedy for when you're feeling anxious. Next time you are feeling under pressure, fork out for a high quality, certified organic green tea product and give it a try.

Let me know your feedback! 

1 comment:

  1. hey nice post meh, I love your style of blogging here. this post reminded me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog: Social Anxiety Therapy .
    keep up the good work friend. I will be back to read more of your posts.