Most of us live our lives by consuming copious amount of coffee. In fact, that’s usually how we survive our mornings. But what if a switch to tea could actually benefit you more?
Tea has been proven to not only help you relax, but it can also help fight many ailments and can help improve vision. Not only does it help your health, it can kick your productivity up a few notches. So what are the ingredients that so magically improve your life? Theanine and epigallocatechin-3-gallate, also called EGCG, which is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are the really awesome part of teas that help protect against heart disease and cancer. How? They protect against cell damage which is caused by oxidation.
But how does this all relate to becoming more efficient? Tea has been shown to actually improve concentration. Theanine, which is behind the boost in your ability to focus, is an amino acid. They have been proven to increase brain wave activity which in turn helps you unwind. But when you introduce caffeine and the two mix, you will notice an increase in your attentiveness. It can also help decrease anxiety and boosts perceptiveness.
Tea also keeps you hydrated. Even though caffeine is present, tea has been found to be as hydrating as water. Caffeine is usually thought to dehydrate, and while it can, it’s pretty hard to drink so much tea that it would cause that issue. And while coffee can give you the jitters, the levels in tea don’t cause an overload because it has less caffeine than coffee.
So when your afternoon at work is dragging, which may be attributed to a dip in your body temperature, maybe you should consider brewing a cup of tea instead of coffee. For more tips on how to increase your productivity in the workplace, reach out to one of our business process improvement consultants here at AccelaWork.