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Going green! Green tea, that is!



Vanessa McLaughlin, Vanessamc246, green tea, the butterfly effect
Whenever I heard about the benefits of green tea, I would force myself to drink it, and try to swallow bitter, pithy taste.  I couldn’t even finish a full cup.  Time after time, I would read or hear about even more benefits, and I would try again.  Maybe you had the same experience: knowing something as easy as drinking a cup of tea is beneficial to your health, but not able to swallow those benefits! As you can see from the photo, this has changed for me!

A friend introduced me to flavors of green tea. It was a flavor revelation for me! I started noticing flavors of green tea popping up in grocery stores. The flavors included berry, orange, pomegranate, peach, mint, lemon, and others, but my very favorite that I found: jasmine. The smell is warm, flowery, intoxicating, reminding me of summer nights, with the lingering scent of jasmine flowers in the air.
vanessa mclaughlin, vanessamc246, the butterfly effect


My favorite time to sip it is in the morning, when I first sit down at my desk at work.  Then I’ll drink a cup in the afternoon to ward off the 3 p.m. snack cravings. It may surprise you (HA!) to know, but some days on my fitness and weight loss journey, I crave snacks and sweets (would you believe it?). So, I make myself a cup of jasmine or orange green tea, drink it, and go for a quick walk.  The majority of the times, cravings are gone! 

This has replaced my morning coffee, latte, or mocha with sugar, cream, and crap in it! I don’t need all those extra calories in my coffee, and I’m not a fan of drinking it black. My green tea drinking morning ritual soothes and warms me in the winter, and refreshes and cools me, when I drink it over ice in the summer. Sometimes, I get really crazy and squeeze a bit of lemon in my cup!
If you are not already drinking green tea, I hope you’ll join me in a cup.  The benefits just keep increasing.


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