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How Tea Helps Your Productivity

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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.

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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.

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Alyssa Shea

Alyssa Shea

Alyssa Shea transplanted from Illinois to South Carolina. She loves to write, read, and spend time with her dog and her family. Alyssa is very active on social media. She has been part of the AccelaWork team since 2013.
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  • J.R. Renkenberger

    I really appreciate having read this article when you posted it. I am a die-hard coffee lover. However, I was experiencing a lot of acid reflux. After reading about the productivity boost from the various components of tea, I was very interested. Then, you added the health benefits, and I was committed to try replacing my 3-cups-per-morning coffee habit with tea – temporarily. I wanted to see if the “boost” was anywhere near the zip I get from coffee. But, more importantly, would the burning from acid reflux subside?

    The answer is yes to both! I don’t feel as stimulated as I did with coffee, but the boost is more even and long-lived. Now, I drink a couple of cups of tea in the morning, and another right after lunch. I feel aware and alert, without any jitters. But the best part is this: my acid reflux is almost completely gone. It had been bothering me for quite a while.

    So, I’m really grateful that you helped me “discover” tea. I still love coffee, but I’ve found I can live without it most days. On behalf of my productivity and digestion, thank you very much! –JR

    • Alyssa Puglise

      Fantastic! I’m happy you found your way to tea! Now if only I could make the switch.

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