Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Drinking Tea | Stress Buster

Stress is the headache of our modern times. We blame everything on it from being over anxious, over fatigued, overweight and so on. We also associate stress with work since the latter usually demands a lot of mental energy, clarity and focus. In their working environment, people spend a good part of the day thinking and thinking more until they can’t think no more. The endless surge of mental activity does takes its toll. And when it does, people are hard-pressed to find ways to make life a bit more livable. But amazingly, cutting your stress is as easy as drinking a soothing cup of tea.

Tea is a drink of full wellness. This beverage has been sipped for centuries; tea is considered a digestive, a cure or simply a sensual delight. After all the good things said about tea, the experts have made another discovery: Tea is also the ultimate stress reliever. The main reason for this is that tea is rich in theanine, an amino acid that helps us in two ways. First it actually puts our mind in a relaxed state, keeping all that stress and anxiety away. At the same time, theanine promotes focus in freeing our minds from all the unnecessary distractions around the workplace.

Experts have encouraged people to drink as much as eight cups of hot tea every day to reap a lot of its goodness and benefits. It is also good to know that when you are sipping tea, you are not just relieving stress; you’re making your body healthier as well. Tea is rich in antioxidants that protect the body from life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Tea is also reported to boost one’s metabolic rate burning energy faster while helping to keep your body fit and slim.



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