Lifestyle tip : ditch the sodas, drink tea


Not so long ago, I hated tea and saw it like a drink for elders or respected Englishmen (or my parents…). But with time I evolved, mostly thanks to my discovery of green tea with mint in Morocco.

Now there is hardly a day where I don’t drink a pint of tea. Darjeeling and Earl Grey are my favorite with the aforementioned green tea. Tea has many advantages over sodas

Daryl wrote over two years ago a compelling article on why you should stop drinking sodas. It’s bad for your health, your wallet and the environment.

On the other hand, if you want to learn out more about green tea, please feel free to have a look at this article from TreeHugger.

To conclude, here is an additional tip : it’s better to drink hot beverage on a hot day. Here is why (via Yahoo Answers UK) :

The science behind it is that in order to cool down to normal body temp it is best to drink water which will bring your temperature as close to 98.6 degrees F as possible without dropping it down more than that….

The reason being is that drinking water which will cool your body to optimum regular temperature exerts no energy on the body. On the other hand drinking ice cold water drops the inside of your body’s temp below 98.6 degrees and your body has to exert energy in order to warm the liquid in your body back up to regular body temp.

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