Time to put the ket­tle on

Prevention (Australia) - - Mind Cover Story -

Apart from a caf­feine hit to help you feel more alert, here’s an­other rea­son to put the ket­tle on and en­joy a cup of green tea. L-thea­nine, an amino acid found in green tea, has been shown to stim­u­late al­pha wave ac­tiv­ity in your brain, evok­ing a sim­i­lar re­sponse to med­i­ta­tion, which helps you feel more re­laxed. It also lights up the plea­sure cen­tre of your brain, by in­creas­ing dopamine lev­els. Now that’s a calm­ing brew.

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