Tea time a good decision

Published 7:00 am Saturday, January 3, 2015

Experimenting with a new diet is a common goal that many people consider when making their New Year’s resolutions. Any fitness enthusiast will testify that what a person eats has as much to do with their body as the type of workouts they are performing.

One of the more overlooked aspects of a healthy diet is not what people eat, but instead what they drink. Beer, soft drinks and sweet tea can be delicious in moderation, but they are loaded with sugar and calories, and can ultimately handicap any progress that a new, healthy diet might yield.

Instead of drinking sweet iced tea, a cup of hot green tea can satisfy a craving while also injecting beneficial antioxidants into the body.

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There are many tea companies that offer a variety of delicious, all-natural teas available in stores all over the country. Teas are suitable for almost any situation, using blends of only the freshest ingredients. Most company websites list every botanical used in their products, as well as the health benefits the herbs provide, such as aiding in digestion and supporting energy levels.

One company’s Fast Lane tea claims to have as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, only without any sugar, carbohydrates or calories. It’s a great substitute for anyone who has grown tired of the daily dark roast.

At nighttime, a cup of Tension Tamer or Sleepytime Vanilla teas will provide natural relaxation and comfort. Any individual who has trouble winding down in the evenings should give these flavors a chance.

These hot teas are inexpensive and offer an abundance of flavors to satisfy almost any craving imaginable. Anyone looking to try new things in 2015 should pick up a box and steep some tea before bed tonight. It’s an easy, all-natural way to make a major impact on a new diet.