Having a hot mug in winter, steaming warm feelings looking out the window, or while sitting by the desk is hands down calming for your body and your soul. Not only will it turn you into a better version of yourself on a Monday morning but you will also be a much more pleasant person to be around. The fact is whatever you put into your body has an effect on your biochemistry and here is why green tea is far better than coffee if you want to feel energetic.
1. Green tea contains antioxidants that may prevent cancer
According to Healthline, numerous studies show:
- Women are less likely to develop breast cancer by 20-30%. Source
- Men are less likely to develop prostate cancer by 48. Source
- Observation of 29 studies shown that green tea drinkers were 42% less likely to develop colorectal cancer. Source
2. Drinking green tea can make you smarter and prevent Alzheimers and Parkinson’s disease in older age
Green tea contains caffeine that increases the firing of neurons and the concentration of neurotransmitters in the brain by blocking the inhibitory neurotransmitter called dopamine. Coffee has been studied intensely and it has shown positive effects on brain functions, mood and reaction times to mention a few. Consuming too much though has negative effects such as aging and mild anxiety. Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee preventing you from overconsumption. Not only that bad green tea also contains L-theanine which has anti-anxiety effects and it can also work in synergy with caffeine to increase brain function.
3. Green tea increase fat-burn, lower your risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease
Most fat burning supplements contain green tea for a good reason. Studies show that drinking green tea increases metabolic rate making you burn more calories in general. However, it may depend on the individual (hence why you need to exercise also and not only drink tea).
Studies show that green tea can also increase insulin sensitivity and lower blood sugar levels. People who drink green tea are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Source
Due to the fat-burning effect of green tea and the ability to help regulate blood sugar levels, green tea helps to prevent obesity and lower the risk of associated heart disease. The benefit of enhancing the antioxidant capacity of blood helps to prevent bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidation which helps also reducing your risk of heart disease.
With this in mind, we green tea instead of coffee doesn’t sound too bad if you value your health. Coffee drinking is a habit that can be substituted for a healthier alternative, besides tea is half the price in most coffee shops so you might even by yourself something nice out of the money you can save while becoming a healthier & better you.
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