This is Part XII of the “31 Days of Healthy Living” series.
“The coffee tastes kind of week this morning,” I uttered, walking around the house in my pajamas with hair that screamed “it’s still way too early.”
I wasn’t always a coffee snob. But then I drank Starbucks. Which eventually tasted too week for my tastebuds too.
(And then I discovered the espresso shot. 😉 )
Don’t get me started on the watered down Dunkin Donuts coffee (I’m sorry, but I did warn you…I’m one of those stuffy coffee snobs!)
So, naturally, I figured that tea was out of the question.
Because if week coffee in the morning had me grumbling, then what would tea do?
(I really do realize how silly this sounds.)
Anyways. You’ll be happy to know that I finally got over my initial, inexcusable dislike for tea.
Now I drink all kinds. Having a cup of tea with a splash of soy milk (and a piece of dark chocolate on the side!) has quickly become my post-lunch ritual.
Sure, coffee has health benefits to brag about.
But so does tea.
According to an article by Registered Dietitian Barbara Quinn, some studies show that tea can lower your cholesterol levels. Green and black teas can fight infections with similar compounds that are shared by antibiotics.
Peppermint tea may fight against cancer growth.
Black and green teas are full of antioxidants.
Ginger tea has been routinely used to calm upset stomachs.
Of course, we can’t expect tea to act like a magic pill, curing all of our ailments while giving us great longevity and health.
As with coffee and its high antioxidant content (along with its possible protection against memory loss too!)…if you like tea, then enjoy a cup or two! It offers many health benefits and it’s a great way to warm up during the chillier winter months.
(And it tastes great served with a hot batch of muffin from the oven!)
QUESTION: Are you a tea drinker? What kind(s)? I am in love with chocolate peppermint tea, but I also like regular mint, licorice, green, chamomile and chai.