3 Reasons to drink green tea

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UpdatedTrends.com: Coffee is beneficial for us in many ways and is even considered to be more healthful than tea, however, having a cup of green tea can only do you good. Here are 3 reasons why you should try (if you have not tried it before) or drink more of green tea in 2014.

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1. Weight-loss wonder – The holiday season is over and indulging in comfort and delicious food should be as well, so if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to lose a few pounds and lead a healthier lifestyle, green tea can be of assistance. Drinking green tea on a regular basis can help in suppressing your appetite, in addition to increasing your metabolism. This is great because both of these things can help you save or burn a couple of calories.

2. Sickness prevention – Winter is still going strong and when you add shopping, traveling and socializing during the holidays to the equation, this might result in a weakened immune system. Green tea contains antiviral properties, so make sure to drink plenty of it in order to boost your immunity and stay healthy during the cold and flu season.

3. Stress relief – Even though having a warm beverage on a cold and stressful day can be relaxing, keep in mind that too much caffeine has its downsides. It can lead to stress, anxiety and trouble sleeping, so make sure to switch to green tea by the end of the day. It contains half the amount of caffeine than a regular cup of coffee and its fresh flavor will help you to relax after a hectic day.

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