L-theanine, an amino acid found in some teas, can help improve feelings of relaxation, tension, and calmness.
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As the weather gets cooler and the days shorter, there’s nothing more comforting and relaxing than cozying up with a hot cup of something warm and delicious--and why not make the tea or drink of your choice nutritious and healing too. Here’s our go-to healthy and healing hot drinks (aka our winter cocktails):
A safe sunscreen (like zinc oxide) is your best bet when it comes to protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. But did you know that you can increase your skin’s resistance to damage, aging, and even cancer with certain healthy foods? Plants have their own built-in protection against the damaging effects of the sun.
Despite its numerous and much publicized benefits, green tea was not a habit I readily adopted. I never liked the grassy taste, and I preferred the tangible buzz that black tea provides. My whole attitude towards green tea turned around when I tried a matcha latte. Frothy and delicious with a powerful kick of energy, one cup of matcha made me a green tea convert. As opposed to steeping your tea leaves, Matcha is made from blending the finely ground tea leaves into hot water to make a beautiful, vibrantly green, chlorophyll-rich beverage.