If any one thing could describe both my husband and I, it would be coffee. We are never without at least 4 cups of coffee in our system. After a while, we both realized how lousy we felt. Ding ding ding. It must be all of the coffee. I can’t go from a ridiculous amount of caffeine to none, so I had to get something to take its place. (Could you imagine the headaches if I didn’t?) It seemed like tea was the obvious answer, just because it has a little caffeine but doesn’t drag you down as much as coffee can in the long run. It wasn’t until I did some research that I was convinced that replacing coffee with tea was definitely the best idea we’ve had in a long time.
For starters, let’s get a little breakdown of why tea is new my obsession.
- Tea has antioxidants which can help cells regenerate and repair, and slow down the aging process.
- It can lower stress and hormone levels, which can also help regulate acne flair ups during the more hormonal time periods.
- Tea can build up your immune system better than coffee. (Why didn’t I know that BEFORE I got sick???)
- By drinking tea, it can reduce plaque and the opportunity for cavities. (This is so important to me especially with the braces.)
- Tea (Green) can reduce blood pressure, and hypertension.
- Your digestive tract can also be helped along with a nice cup of tea.
I also read online that green tea as the main ingredient for skin care products can also help in ridding yourself of acne. Wahoo! You best believe I’ll be drinking a lot more green tea now a days. Between the braces, and my fun acne flair ups - I’m looking very young these days. So young, that I even got carded for a rated R movie. I’m 26. Don’t you have to be 17 to get into a rated R movie? Really? I can’t even pass for 17 now! It’s one thing to get carded for alcohol but a movie? But I digress…
Luckily for me, Andrew went through a tea phase before I met him and had scored himself a really lovely teapot from Teavana.
Granted, we have your standard tea kettle that we use. But the quality of tea this pot makes blows me away. The flavor is 10x better than just steeping your tea bag in your cup. By steeping tea leaves in this pot, it leaves the flavor much more potent. Yum. But on our lazy days, when we don’t feel like measuring tea leaves, we have our go-to tea bags.
I’m really happy I’m making the switch. Granted, I’m still going to have my cup of coffee every once in a while but I won’t need it. Coffee is a vicious circle, I tell ya. The more you drink, the more dependent on it you are, and the more you have to drink. I’d rather get my energy elsewhere! Wait. Does that mean I have to start exercising?
Could it be? Are the Evans’ attempting healthy living?
What healthy choices have you been making lately?
J and A