Make Today Better With Mood-boosting Teas
Welcome back to the second part of our two-part series on top mood-boosting teas. In our previous blog, we discussed how certain herbs found in teas can improve not only the way your body feels, but also elevate your mood. Some of these teas can even reduce anxiety and feelings of worry.
Because many teas, especially herbal teas, can provide nutrients and chemicals that alter your body’s chemistry, it’s no wonder that some professional herbalists recommend drinking certain teas. These teas can help you achieve whatever goals you may have lined out in your integrated wellness program. If you work with a functional nutrition specialist, they may also recommend you introduce certain herbal teas into your lifestyle, as well as make suggestions for best healing practices.
In Part 1, we discussed how Turmeric, Lemongrass, Valerian, Sage, and Yerba Mate tea all have unique mood-boosting or relaxation-inducing benefits. Today, we’ll take a look at a few more herbal teas that can help set your mind and body right.
We start our list with something a bit luxurious. Saffron tea has shown in some studies that it acts almost like an antidepressant. It may also aid with mood swings sometimes associated with premenstrual syndrome. A little goes a long way with saffron, so you’ll only need a pinch or two to enjoy this lavish and indulgent tea.
Popular in Japan, China, Taiwan, and South Korea (and many other countries across the globe), green tea is almost synonymous with healthy living. Green tea has been shown to help boost and maintain positive moods. It has gained some popularity in the western world in the last decade. However, many of the green teas you’ll find in vending machines are pumped full of sugar, virtually negating the existing health benefits. If
you need a mood and energy boost, look for unsweetened, natural green tea.
If you enjoy wonderful aromas when you’re trying to relax, lemon balm tea is for you. Its citrus oils give off a stress-relieving scent, while also providing natu
ral oils that can lower your blood pressure.
Not only does ginger tea provide a refreshing and bold tea option, but it’s also naturally relaxing. Ginger itself is packed with nutrients and may even help with regulating blood circulation. Its best aspect though, is its ability to give a sense of comforting warmth with its almost spicy flavor. To enjoy ginger tea you don’t even need a teabag. You can simply cut up slices of ginger and let them steep in boiling water for a few minutes.
We end our mood-boosting tea list with a Chinese black tea you may have never heard of. Lapsang Souchong tea is an incredibly rich and extremely smoky tea with a striking scent and flavor. This incredible drink may reduce heart disease risk, boosts your energy with its natural caffeine, and may prevent weight gain. This tea is extremely unique, so we highly recommend giving it a try!