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Last Updated on October 14, 2017

10 Stress Relieving Teas You can Brew at Home After a Long Day of Work

10 Stress Relieving Teas You can Brew at Home After a Long Day of Work

Whether you are a successful business person or a full time student, whatever you call “work” is no doubt a tiring and stressful thing. Sometimes the most stressful part about a job can be the commute or the endless emails, and other times it’s putting up with a frustrating boss.

For those of you who have to travel a long way to work, have to work to support a family, or who have to balance multiple jobs and work, too, sometimes a nice bath and a cup of tea is what you need to calm your mind and release all the stress and tension of the day.

Even starting your day with a cup of tea can be a good way to enter into a new day calmly and without coffee. While black coffee can have health benefits, most people add unhealthy cream and sugar. Tea often needs little additives to make it tasty, and it is rich in health benefits. Tea has antioxidants which are essential in fighting inflammation. It has even been shown to help prevent blood vessels from hardening. Drinking tea on a regular basis can significantly lower the risk of stroke and heart disease while improving brain health [1]. We’ve compiled a list of the best teas to drink for reduced stress.

Stress reducing teas

1. Celestial Seasonings Herbal Tea, Sleepytime Extra

This blend of chamomile, spearmint and other soothing herbs long since used in relaxation techniques makes for a perfect cup of tea for adults to drink before bed. The ingredients allow for a safe, natural alternative to medical sleep aids.

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    2. RUNA Clean Energy, Traditional Guayusa Tea

    Guayusa is a rare tea from the Amazon. It’s light, refreshing, and revitalizing. Since guayusa has more caffeine and polyphenols than most teas, you get a boost of mental clarity and focus.

    It’s especially suitable for adults who don’t want to drink coffee but need to an extra boost of energy to start off their day

      3. Yogi Tea, Honey Lavender Stress Relief

      Relax and enjoy this delicious blend specifically formulated to help calm your mind and body. Lemon balm leaf and passion flower extract are used to promote relaxation by soothing the nerves. Organic chamomile and lavender comfort for a deliciously intriguing blend that promotes a sense of calm

      Honey and spearmint help calm during a stressful day or to ease you into a restful night

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        4. Sleep Aids Tea – Calming Anxiety Relief & Stress Relief Tea Blend

        A relaxing, 100% natural tea blend mixed with the best teas known to help with sleep . If this tea doesn’t help to aid a better sleep, manufacturer is happy to do a full refund!

          5. Yogi Tea, Relaxed Mind

          Soothe your mind and refresh your spirit with this fragrant, relaxing tea. Unique formula with aromatic Lavender and Organic Sage, herbs traditionally used to balance your mood and nurture creativity. With helichrysum to uplift the subconscious, as shankpushpi supports cognition and also uplift your subconscious. Soothing and sophisticated blend that brings you to a state of pure relaxation and tranquility

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            6. Gaia Herbs Sleep and Relax Herbal Tea

            This tea feature s a non-habit forming formula with herbs traditionally recognized to support tranquil sleep. Calms nervous agitation, Aids in relaxation and Promotes relaxing & restorative sleep.

              7. Pukka Organic Teas, Relax

              Relax tea is a unique blend of calming herbs with fantastic soothing properties. It is best drunk in the evening to release the tension of the day. Chamomile flower and Gotu kola leaf help you to unwind while ginger and cardamom seed ease digestion. This tea even won great taste gold award 2012!

                8. Artemis Rest and Relax Tea

                This tea is full of natural plant medicine to help you cope with feelings of worry, tension and tiredness. It even supports adrenal recovery and replenishment while you sleep.

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                  9. Baetea Energy Tea

                  Organic Rooibos and Honeybush Combined With Stimulating Gu arana To Recharge and Boost Your Energy. Formulated To Help Sustain Energy Levels and Focus Throughout Your Day.

                  Energy Tea Is The Ultimate Way To Boost Energy Levels and Focus The Mind. Made From Only The Best 100% Natural Ingredients. No Nasty Artificial Ingredients. Artificial Stimulant Free.

                    10. Triple Leaf Tea, Relaxing

                    Combine ancient Chinese herbal formulas with the input of modern day Chinese herbalists trained in traditional healing herbalism. Helps with sleep and relaxation.

                      Be patient as you incorporate these teas into your life

                      As with anything, when you start a new habit, it can take time to notice a change in your life. Allow a few nights for the tea’s ingredients to get into your system before you notice a better, more restful sleep.

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                      12 Best Brain Foods that Improve Memory

                      12 Best Brain Foods that Improve Memory

                      Nutrition plays a vital role in brain function and staying sharp into the golden years. Personally, my husband is going through medical school, which is like a daily mental marathon. Like any good wife, I am always looking for things that will boost his memory fortitude so he does his best in school.

                      But you don’t have to be a med student to appreciate better brainiac brilliance. If you combine certain foods with good hydration, proper sleep and exercise, you may just rival Einstein and have a great memory in no time.

                      I’m going to reveal the list of foods coming out of the kitchen that can improve your memory and make you smarter.

                      Here are 12 best brain foods that improve memory:

                      1. Nuts

                      The American Journal of Epidemiology published a study linking higher intakes of vitamin E with the prevention on cognitive decline.[1]

                      Nuts like walnuts and almonds (along with other great foods like avocados) are a great source of vitamin E.

                      Cashews and sunflower seeds also contain an amino acid that reduces stress by boosting serotonin levels.

                      Walnuts even resemble the brain, just in case you forget the correlation, and are a great source of omega 3 fatty acids, which also improve your mental magnitude.

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                      2. Blueberries

                      Shown in studies at Tuffs University to benefit both short-term memory and coordination, blueberries pack quite a punch in a tiny blue package.[2]

                      When compared to other fruits and veggies, blueberries were found to have the highest amount of antioxidants (especially flavonoids), but strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries are also full of brain benefits.

                      3. Tomatoes

                      Tomatoes are packed full of the antioxidant lycopene, which has shown to help protect against free-radical damage most notably seen in dementia patients.

                      4. Broccoli

                      While all green veggies are important and rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, broccoli is a superfood even among these healthy choices.

                      Since your brain uses so much fuel (it’s only 3% of your body weight but uses up to 17% of your energy), it is more vulnerable to free-radical damage and antioxidants help eliminate this threat.

                      Broccoli is packed full of antioxidants, is well-known as a powerful cancer fighter and is also full of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function.

                      5. Foods Rich in Essential Fatty Acids

                      Your brain is the fattest organ (not counting the skin) in the human body, and is composed of 60% fat. That means that your brain needs essential fatty acids like DHA and EPA to repair and build up synapses associated with memory.

                      The body does not naturally produce essential fatty acids so we must get them in our diet.

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                      Eggs, flax, and oily fish like salmon, sardines, mackerel and herring are great natural sources of these powerful fatty acids. Eggs also contain choline, which is a necessary building block for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, to help you recall information and concentrate.

                      6. Soy

                      Soy, along with many other whole foods mentioned here, are full of proteins that trigger neurotransmitters associated with memory.

                      Soy protein isolate is a concentrated form of the protein that can be found in powder, liquid, or supplement form.

                      Soy is valuable for improving memory and mental flexibility, so pour soy milk over your cereal and enjoy the benefits.

                      7. Dark chocolate

                      When it comes to chocolate, the darker the better. Try to aim for at least 70% cocoa. This yummy desert is rich in flavanol antioxidants which increase blood flow to the brain and shield brain cells from aging.

                      Take a look at this article if you want to know more benefits of dark chocolate:

                      15 Surprising and Science-Backed Health Effects of Dark Chocolate

                      8. Foods Rich in Vitamins: B vitamins, Folic Acid, Iron

                      Some great foods to obtain brain-boosting B vitamins, folic acid and iron are kale, chard, spinach and other dark leafy greens.

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                      B6, B12 and folic acid can reduce levels of homocysteine in the blood. Homocysteine increases are found in patients with cognitive impairment like Alzheimer’s, and high risk of stroke.

                      Studies showed when a group of elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment were given high doses of B6, B12, and folic acid, there was significant reduction in brain shrinkage compared to a similar placebo group.[3]

                      Other sources of B vitamins are liver, eggs, soybeans, lentils and green beans. Iron also helps accelerate brain function by carrying oxygen. If your brain doesn’t get enough oxygen, it can slow down and people can experience difficulty concentrating, diminished intellect, and a shorter attention span.

                      To get more iron in your diet, eat lean meats, beans, and iron-fortified cereals. Vitamin C helps in iron absorption, so don’t forget the fruits!

                      9. Foods Rich in Zinc

                      Zinc has constantly demonstrated its importance as a powerful nutrient in memory building and thinking. This mineral regulates communications between neurons and the hippocampus.

                      Zinc is deposited within nerve cells, with the highest concentrations found in the hippocampus, the part of the brain responsible for higher learning function and memory.

                      Some great sources of zinc are pumpkin seeds, liver, nuts, and peas.

                      10. Gingko biloba

                      This herb has been utilized for centuries in eastern culture and is best known for its memory boosting brawn.

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                      It can increase blood flow in the brain by dilating vessels, increasing oxygen supply and removing free radicals.

                      However, don’t expect results overnight: this may take a few weeks to build up in your system before you see improvements.

                      11. Green and black tea

                      Studies have shown that both green and black tea prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine—a key chemical involved in memory and lacking in Alzheimer’s patients.

                      Both teas appear to have the same affect on Alzheimer’s disease as many drugs utilized to combat the illness, but green tea wins out as its affects last a full week versus black tea which only lasts the day.

                      Find out more about green tea here:

                      11 Health Benefits of Green Tea (+ How to Drink It for Maximum Benefits)

                      12. Sage and Rosemary

                      Both of these powerful herbs have been shown to increase memory and mental clarity, and alleviate mental fatigue in studies.

                      Try to enjoy these savory herbs in your favorite dishes.

                      When it comes to mental magnitude, eating smart can really make you smarter. Try to implement more of these readily available nutrients and see just how brainy you can be!

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