If you love starting your day with a jolt of caffeine, don’t assume that coffee is the only way to get your morning buzz. Tea is not only loaded with powerful health benefits, studies now show that the caffeine in tea delivers a better, more long-lasting energy boost than an ordinary “Cup A Joe”.
Coffee and tea both contain caffeine, but tea gets some help from another compound known as L-theanine. L-theanine interacts with caffeine to make smaller amounts of caffeine have a stronger effect. Along with other antioxidants found in tea, L-theanine helps the body absorb caffeine more gently, producing a sustained, relaxed alertness and mental focus- minus the jitters and late-day slump.
Fast facts on Tea Caffeine:
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We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes two different multi-part sequences: “The Lexicographer” and “Porcelain Ballast”. We have added a link to the end of each one to take you to the next if you would like to read … Continue reading
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