Shock absorber

Posted by Teo Baggins on

Tea: The Shock Absorber
Have you ever had a shock? Maybe you saw a spider in your shower, or got a phone call from your boss about a last-minute meeting or found yourself in a minor fender bender with another car! Whatever the cause, shock can be a jarring experience.

So why do we so often reach for a cup of tea when we're shocked?

There are a few reasons. First, tea is a hot beverage, and the heat can help to calm our nerves and soothe our stomachs. Second, tea contains caffeine, which can help to improve our alertness and focus. And third, tea contains antioxidants, which can help to protect our cells from stress damage.

Perhaps another reason we drink tea when we're shocked is because it's also a comforting ritual. It's a way to take a moment to breathe and collect ourselves. It's a way to say, "I'm going to be okay."

And that's where L-theanine comes in. L-theanine is an amino acid found in tea that has calming and relaxing properties. It is thought to work by increasing the levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that inhibits the activity of excitatory neurons in the brain.

So next time you're shocked, reach for a cup of tea. The heat, caffeine, antioxidants, and L-theanine will all work together to help you calm down and recover.

And if you're looking for an extra calming effect, try drinking a cup of green tea. Green tea is a super source of L-theanine, and it's really good for you.

Bonus tip: If you're ever feeling overwhelmed or stressed, try a simple tea meditation. Simply sit quietly and focus on the sensations of drinking your tea. Pay attention to the taste, the smell, and the warmth of the tea. This can help to calm your mind and body and bring you back to the present moment.


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