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This article on Wake up World is an interesting read and has more depth than the usual “10 reasons why…” things we see everywhere.  I particularly like the part on theanine and how it induces an “alpha state of relaxed alertness”. This is why meditating monks would drink matcha and I can really feel how a bowl of good quality matcha quickly reaches my brain and changes my level of alertness without making me feel hyper or stressed. In the right conditions, it induces a reflective state and inspiration in me! 

“While most studies focus on catechins as active ingredients and effectors of physiological changes, green tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. It has been shown to directly influence the brain by evoking an alpha state of relaxed alertness.”

10 Significant Reasons Why Regularly Drinking Green Tea Is An Awesome Healthy Living Habit! by Katrin Geist

Well worth the read, whilst sipping some green tea of course. 

 teanine and other health benefits of green tea    

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