A cold beverage hits all the right spots on a hot day: it hydrates, it cools, it refreshes—and depending on your choice it may do a lot more. If you are choosing an iced tea, whether it be black, green, white, or herbal, you are making a smart beverage choice than choosing a carbonated soft drink.
Recent studies have associated two compounds in tea, L-theanine and caffeine, with cognitive health benefits. The amino acid L-theanine, in particular, has been shown to directly affect areas of the brain that control attention and the ability to solve complex problems. Other studies have shown that drinking tea may improve mental clarity, mood and work performance. A Long Island Iced Tea might be just what you need to fight through the mid afternoon slump.
- A recent human study examined the effect of L-theanine on attention-related task performance; the results suggest L-theanine, in synergy with caffeine, plays a role in attentional processing.
- Consuming black tea improved attention and self-reported alertness, according to a study from the Netherlands. In this placebo-controlled human study designed to measure attention, task performance and alertness, subjects drinking tea were more accurate on an attention task and also felt more alert than subjects drinking a placebo.
So without the guilt, twist the cap off one of our popular Long Island Iced Tea flavors and be sure to tell us what you think!
Find your nearest bottle at www.longislandicedtea.com.