Energy-boosting beverages for the office

Energy-boosting beverages for the office

​Getting tired at the can severely diminish productivity and focus, but small changes in the office can have significant results!

Staring at a computer screen all day can often be draining, but the right cup of tea or coffee can help to increase attention span and increase focus. Continue reading to discover six of the best beverages to have in the communal kitchen, if you want to boost energy levels and productivity at the office.

1. Chamomile tea
Chamomile is not generally thought of as an energy-boosting drink, and it is usually recommended as a caffeine-free tea to drink before bed. However, drinking chamomile tea can actually help to increase focus (and therefore, productivity) by reducing stress. Chamomile is one of the most soothing types of tea and is known to release serotonin, which is sometimes called the happiness hormone as it contributes to happiness and wellbeing.

2. Green tea
Green tea is world-renowned for its purported health benefits, which include everything from helping people to lose weight to lowering blood pressure. Although green tea doesn’t contain a considerable amount of caffeine, the presence of L-theanine in the tea helps to slow down the caffeine’s absorption into the bloodstream. This means that the caffeine can be processed more efficiently and gives you a longer-lasting energy boost than many coffees, which cause an immediate rush of alertness, which quickly dissipates.

3. Espresso
Espresso is not just an ordinary cup of coffee. Espresso is a strong coffee prepared using a specific method to produce an intense and aromatic effect. Sometimes when the fatigue is hitting home, and energy levels are at rock bottom, nothing beats that perfectly roasted espresso. Perfect for slow sipping, or quickly guzzling before a big meeting for that extra shot of vigour!

4. Matcha
Although similar to green tea in its fantastic health benefits, Matcha is in a league of its own when it comes to boosting energy and focus. With 10x the antioxidants of ordinary green tea, Matcha is known to prevent fatigue, help with indigestion and improve levels of concentration. The ultimate energy drink, Matcha can reportedly boost metabolism and keep you in a state of focus all day!

5. Ginger tea
Drinking ginger tea has multiple health benefits, but in terms of increasing energy, it is famous for its use in Chinese medicine as a way of targeting the energy pathways of the body. Ginger tea is also anti-inflammatory, and it helps to decrease tension and improve the flow of blood; which in turn helps to boost energy.

6. Peppermint and liquorice
Both peppermint and liquorice have energy-boosting capacities, so it is ideal to have one tea that contains both. Studies conducted at Northumbria University have shown that peppermint has the ability to improve mood and memory. Liquorice tea is also a fantastic choice of drink when you are looking to decrease stress levels as it contains adaptogens which help to regulate the production of hormones and boost energy by stimulating the adrenal glands to increase blood flow. So, the combination of liquorice and peppermint make for an energy-boosting drink that is hard to beat!

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