This is part of our ongoing The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging spotlight. Each week, we will be posting some of the great information that’s packed into our book, The Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging.
Green Tea for Relaxation
The amino acid L-theanine is unique to tea leaves and is primarily obtained in the diet by drinking green tea. Studies in rats and humans have demonstrated that the consumption of L-theanine increases the release of dopamine and serotonin in the brain and increases brain alpha-wave activity, a sign of relaxation and increasing calmness. Research suggests that the consumption of 200 mg of L-theanine about one hour before bedtime can help one relax, which may enhance the ability to sleep.
Next Best Kept Secrets to Healthy Aging topic:
Volatile Oils to Support Healthy Sleep