Tea was introduced by Chinese people in the third century BC. They started drinking Tea as a medicinal drink. However, tea was introduced to Europe only in the 16th century. Likewise, the earliest evidence of drinking coffee dates back to 9th century, however, credible proof dates to the 15th century in modern day Yamen. They drank coffee in the sufi shrines. From Middle east, coffee reached Europe and the rest of the world. Currently, tea and coffee are much loved drinks the world over.
Tea and coffee contain caffeine which gives some sort of sedative effect, which is why a lot of people believe that tea and coffee are not good for you and might harm your brain and body. However, scientific studies and clinical studies suggest something else. Tea and coffee in moderation have a lot of health benefits.
Green Tea to Improve Memory
Green tea contains zero calories (if you have not added sugar), therefore, green tea is good to maintain weight or lose weight.
Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that helps in improving mood. This amino acid is also associated with the improvement of recalling capacity and learning abilities. Caffeine and L-theanine in green tea boosts the brain functions. L-theanine is also said to stop brain plague, therefore, green tea is highly recommended for Alzheimer’s disease.
Coffee To Boost Brain Functions
Coffee is very popular drink. Coffee contains caffeine. Too much caffeine might harm you, however, if you take caffeine in moderate amount, caffeine has many health benefits. It not only helps in the physiological functions but also in cognitive functions. As long as you do not add milk, cream and sugar in your coffee, there are zero calories.
Coffee boost brain functions. It improves mood, lifts sprit, and develops memory. Taking coffee regularly makes your brain sharp and also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
A cup of coffee in the morning or day time helps you remain active, however, late night coffee might have an adverse effect on your sleep.
Yerba Mate to Develop Deep Concentration
Yerba mate is from the family holly. The fresh leaves or sun-dried leaves can be boiled to make tea. Yerba mate tea is popular in the Southern United States and Mexico. Yerba mate is also widely used as tea in South America. Yerba mate tea has many health benefits.
Some of the health benefits of yerba mate tea are increase mental energy and increase focus and clarity. Since yerba mate tea does not contain caffeine, you don’t get jitters by drinking yerba mate tea. You can use yerba mate as brain boosting drink. Yerba mate is low in calorie, thus, you can drink yerba mare to control weight. Hundred grams of yerba mate has only 22 calories.
Herbal Tea for Smooth Functioning of the Brain
Antioxidants are the substance that inhibits oxidation or inhibits reactions promoted by oxygen or peroxides. Tea and coffee are antioxidants. This is one major benefits of taking tea regularly.
Some other benefits of herbal tea are:
Providing energy to brain
Improving functioning of the brain
Improving mental health
Reducing stress and anxiety