The Benefits of Green Tea

As much as I post, I was amazed that I hadn’t written anything on the benefits of green tea!   thX2JS1LC8

As a nutritionist, I maintain a healthy weight and hardly ever weigh myself, so I was puzzled to discover that I had lost 5 pounds and an inch and a half around my waist over the winter. My yearly physical was perfect, so I was curious as to how I could have lost weight while being cooped up all winter in Ohio’s bitter cold. Oh sure, I had lifted a few weights but not nearly as much as when I had resided in Arizona.  Nor had I routinely walked two miles daily.

The only difference was that I climbed 11 stairs and drank a whole lot of tea this winter. I surmised that it had to be the tea! So if you are curious to discover if green tea will work for you, I urge you to try it for yourself. Just remember that green tea contains caffeine so don’t drink close to bedtime if caffeine affects you. And don’t fall into the trap that “if some is good, more is better” – it’s all a matter of physiological, godly balance. Green tea is not a god to be worshipped – 2 cups per day is best.

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18 thoughts on “The Benefits of Green Tea

  1. Hi Mary, so glad to hear from you! To answer your question, it’s a matter of personal taste, I think. You can always try an “upper-class” Teavana brand – especially if you sell a million copies of your new book, 🙂 but you are writing to a poor pastor’s wife so I use the local sale brand like Bigelow or Lipton, and enjoy it just as much. I mentioned the Japanese drink lots of green tea, I’d recommend any brand from there and I’ve heard Sri Lanka makes a wonderful tea as well. It will be fun to experiment.

    I usually drink my tea straight without sugar but since I’ve met Ohio Allergies (had none in Arizona, despite the dust!) I’ve been adding a little local honey to rid myself of them. Let me know how it goes! Blessings,

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  2. Lovely post Ellie. I love green tea and have also read that drinking it a few times a day can help with weight issues. I drink it, work out and my weight doesn’t really change. Although I’m content with my scale I still wouldn’t mind seeing it go down another 2 or 3 pounds but I think the resistance training I do has been the reason – muscle weighs more than fat. 🙂

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    • Thanks D.G. Since everyone’s chemistry is unique, you’re right, everyone responds differently to different food chemicals. I’d rather be FIT than thin any day! Exercise goes hand in hand with weight control. Being within a weight range is better than striving for a number. (That alone makes one stressed out which makes one gain weight – heavens, 🙂 what a cycle!!! Thanks for your comment, blessings back,

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  3. Thank you for this timely reminder. I used to drink green tea, and got away from it and back to coffee. God has been nudging me and you just confirmed but I need to get back to the tea. One thing I noticed since switching back to coffee? I have a little bit of a belly lol

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    • H Mary, thank you so much for commenting. Don’t worry too much about coffee, which also has some valuable nutrients, although it can wash away your bones if it’s over consumed. (But then I’m certain you are sensible enough to drink anything in moderation) 🙂 As I constantly profess, “Eat for nutrients!” So appreciate hearing from you, blessings,

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