The Tek Team is always ecstatic about bringing you your latest updates and analysis on everything going on with the tech industry, Google, social media, marketing, and much more! But what good can our blog posts do if your neurons aren’t firing on all cylinders?
Today, we are here to remind you of a tradition that should become a part of your daily routine in order to improve brain and bodily function. Of course, we are talking about tea time!
Most of you cubicle warriors love your coffee, both upon waking up and in the early afternoon to help you power through the last few hours of the work day. While coffee is a great drink with plenty of health benefits, it is often not enjoyed as such! Too many folks are guilty of loading up on cream, sugar, creamer, or simply going the whole nine yards and buying a 500-plus calorie Frappuccino from Starbucks.
There is a simpler and more natural solution to being productive at work. You don’t need that sugar jolt, because you will inevitably crash, and the answer is not more sugar, creamer, or other additives. Try some tea instead!
Here are some unknown health benefits that come along with a nice cup of tea.
Did you forget to put a cover sheet on those TPS reports again? According to this study from the Psychopharmacology journal, tea – specifically green – improves connectivity between the right superior parietal lobule and the frontal cortex in your brain. This correlation is crucial for overall cognitive performance, particularly when it comes to remembering simple tasks.
The reason this happens is because green tea contains L-theanine – a natural amino acid found mainly in tea plant leaves – and EGCg (epigallocatechin gallate), which is the most abundant catechin in tea. It is also used in plenty of dietary supplements.
Tea Quells Anxiety
Speaking of L-theanine, it is also great for helping people get rid of anxiety. It is a natural relaxant with proven nootropic benefits. In high doses, it might make you feel like Neo from The Matrix, but a cup of tea contains just enough to crush that difficult work day.
Some of the best teas for this would be kava, chamomile and peppermint. Try one of these out to help you keep a level head in the workplace!
Black Tea Prevents Type 2 Diabetes
Black tea has been proven to prevent Type 2 diabetes over the long-term. Since it helps with digestion and stimulates metabolism, this is a great tea for keeping off the extra pounds that often come with sitting at a desk for long periods of time.
White Tea Does a Little of Everything
If cancer runs in your family, research suggests white tea is a legitimate anticancer. Its extract induces apoptosis, and also helps prevent new cell growth in lung cancer.
Other benefits of drinking white tea are that it promotes healthy and youthful skin, has anti-aging properties, improves cardiovascular function, helps fight off germs to prevent you from getting sick, and it is good for your teeth! What more could you ask for?
Roughly 2-4 cups of white tea a day would be more than enough to provide some of these results. Any more than that would put you over the recommended daily dose of caffeine.
There are an immeasurable amount of wonderful teas out there, each with its own health benefits. Feel free to do a little more research to find out even more of its magical properties. You’d be surprised at all the ways tea can better your life.
Next time you and your team at work are feeling a little restless or stressed out, call for some impromptu tea time! We couldn’t think of a better way to bond in the office.
Do you drink tea? What are your favorite kinds? Let us know about your office tea parties in the comment section!