I used to think that I could only reap the benefits of green tea by choosing it over my morning coffee.
Not true, and thank goodness. Some mornings I just really want a coffee with some fresh, homemade vanilla almond milk, mmmmm.
Have you ever bought green tea only to never actually drink it, its health supportive properties neglected and left for some other day?
Yep, me too. I have a cupboard full of all kinds of teas that never make it to my cup. I rarely choose a the tea bag over the coffee filter.
I envy those people you are totally satisfied by their morning green tea. I’m not a full on raging lunatic without coffee, but I miss it when I skip it.
Coffee is the one thing I have to keep in check, I can go over board or get too dependant, and too jittery, if I’m not careful. To keep my mind at ease, and to reassure myself I don’t neeeeed coffee, I like to do a mini coffee cleanse every couple of months.
I encourage a good green tea swap for coffee, not because I think coffee is bad, but we are a caffeine dependant culture and it’s good to shake it up and evaluate, and maybe reduce, our caffeine intake.
Green tea has caffeine too, but much less than coffee, plus it has a ton of polyphenols, which function as antioxidants.
Epigallocatechin gallate, known as EGCG, is green tea’s leading antioxidant lady with reported benefits ranging from cancer prevention to brain protection to weight loss promotion.Yes to all of that but it’s also important to keep your green tea intake sensible, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing!
So moderation with coffee and green tea is a sensible aspiration.