I hate tea. I think it tastes really weird. I think I should’ve been born in Seattle, because I’m a coffee kinda girl. Sadly, I have realized of late, that if I don’t get my proverbial shit together, I’m going to end up like everyone else in my family of birth. Too in love with food which will end up giving me a bad ticker and arteries so hard I could use them as drink stirrers. Then there’s the dementia element which can also be aggravated by the above mentioned over-love of food, so I started researching, and the results of that research are in the box above.
I found out that if I drink a cup or two a day of green tea, which is green because it is not cooked to death when they process it or something along those lines, my cholesterol will go down, my weight will go down, my blood sugar will remain stable, my heart, brain and various cancer attracting organs like my colon will remain happy and will thrive. That sounds like a pretty good cheap deal to me, problem is, I have to drink tea. Bluck.
So when I went grocery shopping, I bought a box of Uncle Lee’s Organic Green Tea. I drank a giant mug of it yesterday so I’d get the couple of cups done all at once. It wasn’t too bad actually. There was Splenda in it, so it was sweet, it tasted kind of grassy with a hint of pumpkin underneath which is also not my favorite, but I got ‘er done. Today, I made another cup, and today, it was gross. It tasted like tea. The sweetness didn’t help, the pleasant grassy taste was gone as was the undertone of pumpkin, it was just gross tea. On the other hand, I have to say that yesterday I had way more energy than I usually do, and today I feel a little more like my regular, not addled by life self. Feeling some sharpness coming back in the old noggin.
What am I going to do you ask? I’m going to keep drinking it each and every day and pray to God that I develop a taste for it. Maybe I can brainwash myself into thinking it tastes like coffee with vanilla creamer. Oh, ummmm, that sounds good. Oddly enough, I’m not craving it though. Another healthy side effect of the green tea? Maybe. If it is, that seems slightly nefarious. Next, I’ll be craving quinoa and veggies instead of French toast for breakfast. I’m might even get a little thinner. I’m hoping so…
If you’d like more info on green tea, everyone from the Livestrong Foundation to Web MD have articles about it. Check it out here http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea and here (apparently this person can live without the taste too, but hey, ya gotta do what ya gotta do…) http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-benefits-of-green-tea-that-you-didnt-know-about.html
So put down that soda, coffee, Hawaiian Punch or juice and brew up a nasty cup of tea, it’ll probably make you healthier! Cheers! Have a good one and please be kind.