Most people can’t even function until they’ve had their first sip of coffee in the morning. But are you aware of the effects that coffee can have to your health? Asking you to switch to Green Tea might make you want to shake your head and say, “No!” especially if you’ve sworn an oath to be a coffee lover forever. But you might want to consider reading further and I might just change your mind to drop the coffee and switch to Green Tea.
Green Tea VS Coffee
Green Tea is an antioxidant. It has a lot of polyphenols like flavonoids and catechins which are powerful antioxidants. It also plays a role in anti-aging and preventing all sorts of disease. If you’re thinking that coffee is healthy because it’s an antioxidant, guess what? Green Tea is an antioxidant too. Studies show that it even has more! Now, I know what you’re going to tell me next. It’s the caffeine! Yes, Green Tea has caffeine too, although it’s reported to have less than coffee. However, it’s enough to give you that same buzz that you enjoy but milder with no added palpitations. I honestly think that’s better! Not only that, it also contains amino acid L-theanine that works with caffeine to improve brain function. People have also reported that they’ve had a more stable energy within the day with Green Tea, compared to coffee which usually made them feel lethargic after a few hours– making them want to reach for sweets to boost their energy or worse, another cup of coffee.
Depending on what kind of Coffee you drink, the benefits also differ. Drip coffee removes unhealthy compounds unlike unfiltered coffee–like Frenched-pressed ones or espresso, the compounds are retained. These compounds increase bad cholesterol that gives you a higher risk of heart attack and stroke. Green Tea is just Green Tea, there’s no fancy way of making it that makes it less healthy like coffee. It’s simply that zen-inducing hot tea! Does your coffee boost your metabolic rate? As far as I know, it just gives you stomach acid that could cause acid reflux. On worst cases, gives you a run for the bathroom after drinking a cup. While Green tea is known to increase fat burning and boost your metabolism. Studies show that in 10 healthy men, Green Tea has increased the energy expenditure by 4% and fat oxidation was increased by 17%. See the difference now?
Another thing most people hate about coffee is that it contributes to the staining of their teeth. Green Tea, on the other hand, has antibacterial properties that improve dental health and lowers the risk of infections. Need I say more? Have I convinced you yet?
Are you guilty of putting a lot of sugar in your coffee? Or maybe… Trying to put chocolate powder or chocolate milk on it to make it taste a little like a mocha latte? Well, we all know how that can contribute to Diabetes when done in long term. Yes, you’ve guessed it. Green Tea can improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels. It’s better, right? Are you ready to drop the coffee and switch to Green Tea now? If you’re a little skeptical and you feel like you can’t immediately commit to completely removing coffee from your life, you might want to start little by little. If you’re having two to three cups per day, reduce it and replace it with Green Tea. Appreciate the health benefits that Green Tea has in store for you compared to coffee, and it might just motivate you to drop it and switch!