My main drink of choice is water but next on my list is green tea.
I love having my green tea with cinnamon and honey.
I usually drink no more than 1 cup of green tea per day. It's a good idea to try not to have caffine to late in the day or it can effect your sleep.
You need about 6 hours to eliminate most of the caffine from your system so it won't bother your sleep according to this article. So keep that in mind when you are drinking any type of caffine drink. Perfect Brew does a great job of breaking that down.
So, I usually have it in the morning or at lunch.
In Okinawa, Japan drinking green tea is a daily ritual.
Green tea has anti-aging compounds found in it just like red wine, blueberries and dark chocolate.
Green tea does have small amounts of caffeine in it which isn't usually a great thing but the health benefits of green tea out weigh many healthy foods that we consume.
Here are a few of the benefits and why I drink green tea.
Benefits of Green tea
- Reducing atherosclerosis and risk of heart disease
- Lowering blood pressure
- Reducing cholesterol levels
- Reducing inflammation in arthritis cases
- Improving bone density
- Improving memory
- Preventing cancer
Among many other benefits of green tea,
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