Why I Swapped Coffee For Green Tea (And Have No Regrets)

Ok so if you follow my blog you know that I broke up with coffee (read here why) and I have swapped my millions of coffees a day to 1 or 2 green teas. Originated in China, green tea is now the healthiest drink for you on the planet and because of this is popular worldwide.

There are a number of benefits that come with drinking green tea, here are the main ones;
•Green tea boosts brain productivity
•It helps with weight loss by boosting your metabolism
•It fights bacteria in your mouth, keeping your mouth clean and breath fresh
•Studies have shown it helps reduce cancer
•It can help lower the risk of diabetes

Green tea does contain caffeine, but a lot less than coffee. Your cup of coffee contains around 200mg of caffeine where as you will only find around 30mgs in green tea. Green tea is a great replacement to coffee if you decide to give it up – providing you with enough caffeine to help you wake up in the morning, without all the cons of drinking coffee.

Also – green tea hydrates you while coffee dehydrates you.

I have two green teas a day – one when I first open my eyes or get to my desk and the second late in the afternoon when I need a small pick me up. In summer when it’s really hot, I love iced green tea.

Some people find the taste slightly bitter (I don’t) but there are so many flavored options you can buy – or you can do this yourself by adding a slice of lemon/orange/lime or even adding some agave syrup (honey if you are not vegan). I also love adding ginger – yum.

And the most important one, for me anyway, is that green tea can boost your mood. Green can make you feel relaxing and joyful and provides similar benefits meditation. It is basically happy tea. 🙂

If you haven’t tried green tea, you should. It’s a great way to wean yourself off of coffee too. Tasty with an amazing number of health benefits, what’s not to like?

Happy Sunday – enjoy!

Jess x

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