And then the crash comes down, you feel exhausted and you badly want to fall asleep.
This is what coffee does. But what does tea do? Does it do any different? Yes! I’m so glad you asked.
Even though tea has caffeine, it does not build up to a crash. It keeps your anxiety levels normal and it comes with lots of other health benefits.
Besides, tea comes in so many wonderful flavours that it’s difficult to get bored.
So let’s find out why you should drink tea instead of coffee.
Polyphenols, a type of chemical compounds that widen your blood vessels and help speed up the process of blood flow to the brain are found in sufficient quantities in tea leaves. Therefore, drinking tea boosts your cognitive function.
The same polyphenols are responsible provide protection to your cells against oxidative stress – a process in which an imbalance is created between the production of free radicals in the body and the body’s ability to neutralise their harmful impact through antioxidants.
Unlike coffee, tea doesn’t give you the jittery rush of stimulants. It has a calming effect on you, while keeping you alert.
The smooth muscles in your body are relaxed when you drink tea, especially matcha tea. It does a great job of promoting blood flow and releasing its anti-inflammatory properties into your bloodstream. Put simply, it helps keep you calm. Tea also widens your breathing tube muscles, helping you breathe easier.
Tea has less caffeine than coffee, which makes it non-addictive. So even if you miss your cup of tea (which is unlikely), you will still be able to perform well without craving it.
L- Theanine is a powerful amino acid that has proven stress-reducing abilities. It reduces your physical as well as mental strain. The combined effect of caffeine and L- Theanine can work wonders in improving attention, memory and many other cognitive functions. L- Theanine also provides a great boost to the production of alpha waves, giving you the same benefits as meditation. It boosts your concentration and calmness. So you can stay focused and relaxed at the same time.
With coffee, you go through 5 stages –
1) The pre-caffeinated stage when you feel down and drained
2) The first flushes of positive feelings
3) The “high” when you feel like you have all the energy to do all the work in the world
4) The stage when you start feeling not-so-good anymore
5) The “crash” when your energy levels just drop and sink and plummet and go down and so on. But with tea, you don’t experience anything like that because tea is much lower in caffeine content that coffee and, tea is not acidic.
Finally, if you are having a problem with drinking a lot of coffee, tea is a much healthier alternative.
We at Teaologists recommend these teas:
With zero caffeine content, chamomile tea is the perfect tea when you want to unwind.
Because it comes with just the right caffeine content your body needs.
Try to choose organic tea, as the benefits and stimulants it can give you are more lasting.
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