Wednesday April 23, 2008 | 4 comments
Looking for healthy ammunition to fight the 3 o’clock blahs, I found myself scrolling through a website that listed ten fresh ways to boost your energy during the day. Being a lover of Top Ten Lists, I was delighted to see the following entry, in position number five:
“Boost your energy with white tea, which has a delicate flavor that requires little sweetening.’Of all the teas, white tea goes through the least processing,’ says Iman Hakim, M.D., Ph.D., a professor at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona in Tucson and a leading researcher on the benefits of tea. As a result, white tea has the highest concentration of L-theanine, an amino acid that, according to recent research, stimulates alpha brain waves to boost alertness while producing a calming effect. And because a cup of white tea contains less caffeine (15 milligrams) than other teas (up to 50 mg) and coffee (120 mg), it’s more hydrating, another key for sustaining energy.”
White tea boosts your energy level, yet contains just a fraction of the caffeine! What could be better than that?