Why Sip Tea…

Why Sip Tea…

Tea is packed with anti-oxidants that fight off harmful bacteria. The good news is that both green and black tea contain them. Theanine, a flavor-enhancing element contained in green tea, is produced in the roots and moves into the leaves.Theanine, an important anti-oxidant, enhances immune function by producing substances that help our body’s immune cells (lymphocytes) destroy microbes.

They also help produce various protective enzymes. Tea is also an excellent relaxation tool and getting rid of stress is one of the best ways to fight off a cold.

Your immune system gets suppressed when you are down and depressed, making you prone to diseases. It increases levels of dopamine, another brain chemical with mood-enhancing effects.
Theanine may be helpful for the following applications:

  • improving learning performance, heightening mental acuity, and promoting concentration;
  • acting antagonistically against high doses of caffeine;
  • calming nervous agitation;
  • lowering blood pressure;
  • diminishing symptoms of PMS

Not a tea drinker? Theanine is also found in mushrooms, apples, red and white wines.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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