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Life Habits & Tips: Part 1 - Drink More Tea

Drink more tea

As much as most of us love our coffee, too much of it will overstimulate our bodies and mess with our blood pressure. It may also lead to dehydration due to it's diuretic nature. Finally, longer-term issues may be caffeine addiction and bone density issues.

Tea, on the other hand, contains much lower levels of caffeine so it won't cause most of the issues associated with coffee. Tea has antioxdants which help to prevent inflammation. Various types of teas help to regulate our blood pressure and aid digestion.

Most of us need to remind ourselves to drink more water and less coffee.  It's not easy to control ourselves during the stress of our working environments. Drinking more tea solves both problems.

Tips
- Drink unsweetened tea, preferably hot.

- Experiment with different types of tea. If you're a newbie, you can go to an Asian tea house and try out different types to see what you like.

- Use a pot at home or an insulated flask at work to make a large batch of tea. Sip on it throughout the day.  Have a pot of tea to complement your meals.

- If you're new to this, start with genmaicha (japanese green tea with toasted rice grains) and a black tea & chrysanthemum blend.  They're delicious and have a slightly sweeter taste.

*photo is my trusty old teapot

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