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The Use of Tea Over Other Caffeine Packed Beverages to "Stress- Less"

Updated: Feb 21

In today's fast-paced world, stress seems to be an unwelcome companion for most. I remember during college stressing over exams and grabbing that 4 shot mocha to stay up all night, only to wake up after my hour nap with a migraine. Countless times we grab a coffee or a Monster for the quick shot of energy only to feel jittery and nervous with a rollercoaster drop of energy a few hours later. Have you considered the energizing, yet calming effects of tea? Let's explore how choosing tea over other caffeinated or sugary drinks can be a soothing remedy for stress.

L-Theanine Magic: A Natural Stress Reliever

One of tea's standout features is the presence of L-Theanine. You may have noticed Its' the name on the back of your favorite natural sleep aid. It is not sleep inducing, only calming- with stress being a common reason we lose sleep. Unlike the jitters associated with some high-caffeine drinks, L-Theanine promotes relaxation and reduces stress. This unique combination of caffeine and L-Theanine in tea offers a gentle energy boost, fostering a sense of alert calm.

2. Healthy Habits: Stop and smell the tea leaves.

Preparing and savoring a cup of tea can be a relaxing experience. The process of boiling water, steeping the leaves, and inhaling the aromatic steam creates a moment of calm. Teas such as Rooibos and Honey bush have the healthful compounds without caffeine. Herbal teas such as "Relaxation" can provide aromas and herbs that help clear the mind.

. I have the habit of brewing a cup of tea about an hour before going to bed The warm comfort of a cup of tea is a nightly ritual that promotes thoughtful evaluation of your day and can calm you to sleep. IV Tea's "Lullaby" tea, contains camomile that aids in calming and soothing you to sleep. Getting a good night's sleep may be just the ticket to having more energy and less stress the following day.

3. Antioxidant Powerhouse: Nurturing the Body

Tea, rich in antioxidants, plays a vital role in supporting the body during stressful times. Antioxidants combat free radicals, protecting cells from damage caused by stress and environmental factors. Green tea, in particular, is celebrated for its high antioxidant content, promoting overall well-being. Choose a tea like "Fairytale"; a green tea with a soothing and sweet vanilla flavor. It's a delight along side beneficial antioxidents.

4. Gentle on the Digestive System: No Rollercoaster Rides

Unlike some caffeinated beverages that can be harsh on the digestive system, tea tends to be gentler. The warmth of herbal teas, in particular, can soothe the stomach, making it an perfect choice for those prone to stress-related digestive issues. Consider a tea like Peppermint or Spearmint for digestion.

The combination of L-Theanine, the calming effect of tea, antioxidant support, and digestive friendliness, makes tea a peaceful ally in the battle against stress. Next time life's demands overwhelm you, why not take a moment, steep a cup of your favorite tea, and let the soothing warmth wash away the stresses of the day. Your mind and body will thank you.

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