I’m a big believer in drinking gallons of water (despite my horrific coffee addiction). Generally I recommend drinking only water, especially if you want to achieve weight loss, however, to every rule there must be an exception. The exception to the rule of ‘drink nothing but water’ is green tea.
Green tea is heavy with powerful antioxidants that wage war on free radical damage within the body. It has a plethora of related benefits.
· Green tea reduces the risk of heart disease
· Reduces cholesterol
· Helps with diabetes by regulating glucose
· Aides in weight loss
· Has a calming effect on the nervous system
· Can reduce abdominal fat
· Increases fat oxidation and energy expenditure
· Optimises glucose utilization
Caffeine free green tea is fine & you can drink multiple cups a day. Don’t forgo water while you’re indulging in green tea but feel free to enjoy a cuppa whenever the mood strikes & if the mood never strikes perhaps you should make it part of the fitness regime. From a health perspective, the green tea will be better for you than milk, protein drinks or meal replacements.
Green tea would be good to add to the daily rituals along with your morning mantra’s & ablutions.