Depending on the study you are reading the most consumed beverage in the world jumps between coffee & tea.
And as we all know, coffee has some serious health benefits.
Did you know that tea has some potent & positive health benefits, too?
Your Heart -
As identified by Arab L. et al. in their 2009 research paper called “ Green and black tea consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis”, it is seen that regardless of people’s country of origin, individuals who consume 3 or more cups of tea had a 21% lower risk of a stroke than people who consume less than 1 cup of green or black tea per day. (LIFEHACK.ORG)
Based on a research study conducted of elderly people living in the Mediterranean islands it was discovered that people that had been consuming black tea on a long-term basis on a moderate level (i.e 1-2 cups a day) had a 70% lower chance of having or developing Type 2 Diabetes. (LIFEHACK.ORG)
Hands up if you are happier before your morning jolt of caffeine. Yup, that's what I thought.
As you know, tea has caffeine too, so that ought to make you happy right out of the gate.But there is another reason tea can improve your happiness.
Theanine, an amino acid present in black and green tea.
According to research,
Theanine reduces anxiety and calms us because it increases the number of inhibitory neurotransmitters (which balance our moods out) and modulates serotonin and dopamine (which makes make us feel good). - FastCompany
Get healthier, get happier with tea.