Every January, we all make resolutions to better ourselves. The most common resolution is to eat healthier and drink less caffeine. Tea is the new coffee! We are here to share a few ideas on how you can incorporate tea into your New Years Resolution diet plan so that you can still enjoy your favorite beverage without sacrificing any of the benefits.
Tea as a whole is typically low calorie, contains antioxidants and can provide an energy boost without the jitters of coffee. Tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which helps regulate certain neurotransmitters in your brain that can have a calming effect. Tea is great for caffeine sensitive people because it still provides an energy boost without having to drink as much coffee or consume high levels of sugar and fat just to get through the day.
Tea comes in many different varieties, so you are sure to find one that fits your tastes. Black tea has been shown to improve mood by increasing serotonin production while green tea reduces stress hormone cortisol levels. Herbal teas are calming and provide comfort during times where you might be feeling down or stressed out with their sedative properties! Tea is available hot but iced tea is becoming increasingly popular due its refreshing nature on warmer days.
Other Great Things About Switching to Tea Include:
- Tea is a great way to stay hydrated. It can help boost your metabolism, flush out toxins and even has anti-aging properties!
- Tea contains antioxidants that are better for you than coffee because they reduce inflammation in the body which can lead to chronic conditions like disease and cancer. Tea also helps lower blood pressure!
- Tea is easy on the wallet. If you are trying to cut back on your caffeine intake, this can be a great option because it has half of the amount of caffeine than coffee does!
- Tea contains less acid than coffee so if you have sensitive stomachs, tea may be easier for you to digest.
- Tea doesn't leave any sort of aftertaste like coffee tends too! You won't get that bitter taste in your mouth like when drinking coffee and since there isn't any sugar needed with tea (unless its flavored) , it's better for your teeth! Drinking tea also stimulates saliva flow which helps protect against cavities by removing bacteria from our mouths before they cause damage.
Tea has many health benefits that are sure to make it a New Year's Resolution staple. You can still enjoy your coffee but switch things up by drinking tea for half the amount of caffeine, less acidity and all around better flavor! Tea is also available in so many different varieties, you will never get bored with trying something new each day!
From our family to yours....HAPPY NEW YEARS!!