Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Green Your Routine... With Green Tea

I am not, nor have I ever been,
a warm beverage drinker.

I tried to get into lattes during Starbuck's early days. Nope, couldn't do it. Coffee just wasn't for me.

Tea? Nada. Not even in the cutest of mugs or tea cups.

Hot chocolate? No way. Not even when freezing at a Girl Scout Yule Log event, eons ago.

Give me a Diet Coke every time. That's my caffeine-infusion of choice.

But this week I've made a change. Maybe it was in my perpetual quest to savor in health information from podcasts such as The Model Health Show, maybe it's because it's the "season of green" with St. Patrick's Day around the corner, or maybe it's that knowledge that a few of my routines these days need a health intervention poke and a prod. Whatever the inspiration, I grabbed a box of green tea the other day at the drug store... and I've been drinking it ever since.  It's been my morning starter, my midday pick me up, and it's helped boost my water intake.

The biggest awe factor the other day was when I was at school, lunchtime arrived, and it hit me I hadn't even had a Diet Coke yet that day! My family was equally in shock and awe when I shared the news.

I will say too, my energy level has been amazing. It's not even the caffeine. According to the Caffeine Informer website (a total portal on the caffeine numbers in just about every drink ever invented), green tea comes in significantly lower than coffee, and about half that of my daily does of Diet Coke. Maybe it comes back to the water... and probably also to the fact that it's not a soda can full of chemicals!

Perhaps you, like me, have been living under the clover leaves of cluelessness and are wondering what's up with green tea & all it's health benefits. These two infographics sum it up well.  Likewise, if you need more, this articles shares 21 health benefits & reasons to start your day with green tea. Cheers & happy sipping during this season of green!
Happy St. Patrick's Day ahead!

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