Sunday, August 30, 2009
Green Tea Provides Stress Relief
Are you stressed and tensed after a full day of work? Green tea provides relief in as littles as 20 minutes!
Michael R. lyon, M.D., medical and research direcor of canadian Center for functional Medicine in Vancouver says, Green tea contains amino acid, L-theanine. L-theanine helps the body cope with a variety of stressful situations. It calms nerves when anxiety levels levels clim, improves alertness when mental energy runs low and enhances the transition from a rushed day to restful sleep."
L-theanine also increased the amplitude of anxiety-soothing alpha waves in the brain by up to 38 percent. Futher more, the amino acid has shown to raise levels of mood-boosting chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine by 87% according to Japan's Kyoto Women's University.
So, make sure you a cup a Green Tea today and relax!
Best of Health,
Source: First for women, 9/14/09 issue