Monday, October 31, 2005

Why green tea really does make you mellow

Green tea is the richest known source in nature of theanine. This amino acid has been shown to boost alpha brain waves, which are associated with relaxation: the higher your alpha waves are, the more mellow you tend to feel.

In his book From Fatigued to Fantastic, Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., writes: "Theanine can enhance concentration and clarity, so it actually increases mental alertness while reducing stress."

—Mellow Monk

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