|my green tea for tonight|
I love coffee. So much. Aside from the fact that I needed it to keep me awake while working the graveyard shift, my day won't ever be complete without a cup of coffee. Lately I don't get that much sleep then I noticed that I palpitate whenever I drink coffee. Be it an instant mix or from a café, I'd soon have a hard time breathing and concentrating.
I consulted a doctor one time and was advised to get more rest, drink some supplements and lessen my caffeine intake! Say what now?! (O_O) It was hard. But after two weeks, I am starting to live with and love it. I do have another favourite now, though. Since I have to drink something hot when I'm working (I think it's just psychological now, really) I have resorted to green tea.
I first thought of purchasing Twinings but then it's not available in my suki'ng grocery so I bought Lipton instead. It is affordable as it only costs Php 80/ box of 10 teabags. I drink one cup every night and I immediately noticed that it has somehow curbed my cravings. Normally, I'd grab a snack at around 1.30am but now, my tummy can wait until my lunch break at around 4.30am.
Upon checking Google, I've found other health benefits of drinking green tea:
✔ Rich in antioxidants like flavonoids and catechins
✔ Improves brain function and concentration
✔ Helps lower the risks of cancer like breast cancer, prostate and colorectal cancer
✔ Boosts your metabolic rate and increase burning of fats
✔ Aids digestion
✔ Lowers the risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease
✔ Improves dental health
✔ May reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases
✔ Skin becomes brighter
**those in bold were the effects of green tea on me, based on my observation and others too**
Also, I don't discard my green tea bags immediately after one use because I still use them for my puffy eyes! Yes! Just squeeze the water out, let them cool or put them inside the fridge then put them over your eyes. Wait for 10 minutes and voila! No more puffy and dark circles on your eyes. (^-^)
If you haven't tried drinking green tea yet, it's high time that you consider it. Although I must say that it tastes a tad bitter at first but you'll get used to it, so no need to worry.
Any tea lovers out there?
Green Tea benefits from: Authority Nutrition