So I love coffee, no really I do, I love it as in I simply cannot get through an entire day without drinking a few cups, & by few I really mean 5 (sometimes more).
And to some of you that may seem like a ridiculous amount to consume every day, but I guess, just like so many other things in life, drinking so much coffee has become a habit that I just don’t seem to be able to shake.
Until now that is, because I think I have reached the point where I need to make some changes coffee-wise.
The way I see it, as you all know i’m trying to make healthy improvements to my life, & so far, as well as everything is going, there are still a few areas that I need to improve. Excessive coffee drinking being one of them.
The thing is though, along with so many of my other changes, I can’t just go cold turkey, or espresso turkey, or latte turkey, or whatever the coffee version of just quitting is.
Because permanently removing coffee from my life is like choosing to have my right arm hacked off. Ok so not quite, but you get the enormity of it. I still want to be able to enjoy a good coffee, it’s just that I need to be more sensible about it, oh & not drink it in such large quantities.
So i’m thinking that a fantastic replacement for some of my coffee consumption would be green tea. Not only because I quite like the taste of it, but also because it appears to have so many ridiculously fantastic benefits:
Plus, & this is a totally awesome plus, it apparently assists weight loss. Sold! Sign me up! I’m converted!
The question now is though, how many cups (per day) of green tea is good for you? I’ve read so many conflicting reports about it, one person says no more than 3 cups a day, another person says drink 6 litres whilst soaking yourself in a green tea filled bath then drink another 4 litres whilst drying yourself off with a green tea infused towel followed by a full body lathering of green tea moisturiser.
So i’m wondering what your thoughts are about green tea? Have you incorporated it into your healthy eating/drinking plan? And how many cups do you drink/recommend?