Over the holidays, I attempted for the second time to switch from drinking coffee in the morning to green tea. The first time my wellness doctor shared with me not only the benefits of drinking green tea but also how substituting it for coffee would prove to be more beneficial to my health.
Obviously the first attempt wasn’t successful if I’m sharing with you that over the holidays I tried it again. But what I learned during the 3 or 4 year gap between each attempt, is that it’s not an all or nothing green tea gain. In other words, it is not necessary to completely eliminate coffee from my lifestyle, but to only limit the consumption and enjoy it when I really want it.
So I have. And I would add that over the past three months or so I have enjoyed only 3 or 4 cups of coffee total, but every morning I enjoy 1 or 2 cups of green tea. For me I slowly learned that the smoothness yet gentle taste of green tea provides me with the same level of warmth, comfort, and tranquility that I received from coffee. But as I mentioned the gentle smoothness of the taste slowly began to alter my desire to yearn for green tea each morning instead of the coffee. Each cup places me in a peaceful space where the onset of the day’s activities seems less daunting and almost inviting.
Benefits of Green Tea
So what are the health benefits of this calming wonder tea? Most of you have already heard how green tea can help with the promotion of weight loss. Specifically, green tea creates thermogenesis, and with the production of heat within your body you are likely to burn calories. Additionally green tea raises your metabolic rate which also promotes weight loss.
Some research indicates that green tea can help to prevent some cancers, specifically breast, bladder, colorectal, esophageal, lung, pancreatic, prostate, and stomach. Other benefits include improving brain function because of the combination of caffeine and the amino acid L-theanine, together these two components work synergistically to reinforce brain power. And although coffee and green tea both contains caffeine, the amount in green tea is less; therefore, you are not left feeling edgy after your first cup.
For more health benefits of the wonder of green tea, first enjoy a cup for yourself and delight yourself in a new experience. Second, check out with video which share more fun facts about green tea. But as always, check with your doctor to ensure that green tea will assist you in your goal to maintain a healthy lifestyle.