Hey loves… so, it is weekend, Yay! 🙂 Who doesn’t like weekends? I love weekends, not because I wouldn’t be working, I will be, but it will be more fun, it’s weekend, working from home, with less fancy clothes, hello!
Did I ever mention that I am not a coffee person? Yes, now you know. I was a big fan of coffee, six months ago or so! The smell of it was so refreshing, I still find it refreshing I just don’t drink it anymore!
So, that being said I am happy to officially announce that I am a tea person, a dedicated one if you may. There is something about tea (chai in Swahili) that I like, it so calming, refreshing and healthy at the same time.
I have been drinking black tea since I was very you, my mother is a tea person from the heart so tea was always available in the kitchen.
After going to college and staying on my own I switched from black tea to coffee, well the busy life of college comes with the need for some caffeine in coffee to keep you going.
After college, I changed my life to healthy eating and fitness then I switched back to tea but this time it wasn’t black tea, it was herbal teas, specifically green tea or hibiscus tea with no sugar.
These have been my go to and I have never looked back. And here is why I love green tea which I drink at least two cups every day: you can read about why hibiscus tea is good for you here.
Why green tea is my go to;
I do it for the fun of it
Drinking tea is fun, drinking anything is fun 🙂 unless that something will make you go crazy and lose your mind or waking up with a hell of a hangover.
For me when I drink my tea I get some thinking going on in my mind, I make some of my important decisions or not so important decision when I have a cup in my hand. It is refreshing and makes me focus for some time and I like that.
I do it for my skin
So, I love my skin. Even though I have been having some issues with it recently but I still love it. With all these issues I have had green has been there to help as I mentioned I drink at least two cups every day. Green tea help with inflammatory, acne and reduces wrinkles and it is anti-bacterial.
So if you have some issues with your skin you should definitely try switching to green tea. It takes some time to show results but I assure you, it helps.
Shed some weight
If you are looking to shed some weight away, then green tea should be your go to drink. I have been drinking green tea for a long time now, even though I switch to hibiscus sometime I can say I have managed to stay at the same weight for quite some time now. I exercise at least 3 times a week but still, I think green tea helps as well.
Green tea can prevent cancer
Green tea is said to be helpful in preventing quite a number of cancer types. Cancer is no joke if a few cups of green tea can help prevent this monster why not dedicate yourself to drinking it at least a cup or two every day? Besides it is no hard work, it is tea, hello!
Cancers like that of skin, lung, ovarian, breast, stomach and prostate can be prevented by green tea. This gives me more reasons to love green tea every day.
This is not a guarantee that you can prevent it 100% but even if it’s only 1% wouldn’t you give it a go? You have nothing to lose!
I do It for my heart
I love the sound of my heart beat whenever I get up in the morning, I know it is another day of life, another chance to keep on living! Do you know how much work your heart is doing to make sure you wake up in the morning? Before you continue reading this, show some respect and say thank you for the hard work.
To show that you mean what you just said get yourself a few cups of green tea today as a gratitude token for your heart.
It is said that people who drink at least 5 cups of green tea every day have a significantly lower risk of dying of heart diseases than those who drink less than one cup a day.
So, you still don’t want to drink a cup of green tea at least once a day? Come on, it is the least you can do for your body considering everything that is doing for you.
What is your go to herbal tea? Leave a comment below.
Until our next talk,