It's all in your imagination, plus a bit of a caffeine high. There are no miracle foods -- you always need to put several good sources of nutrients together to make a healthier body. Green tea's main benefits are it is very high in particular antioxidants, and so it's good to drink it. Hopefully you're drinking organic green tea and hopefully you're drinking high quality green tea, because if it's been irradiated or full of chemicals it tends to defeat the purpose. One benefit you're getting is substitution -- substitute something healthy for something unhealthy and you're bound to eventually feel better all over. I wonder if you eat a lot of high quality vegetables -- green tea is, at bottom, a very antioxidant packed vegetable. But know that nothing known to human kind can compensate for smoking, so eventually it will get you one way or the other in a very slow, painful deterioration. Not the way you want to go. If green tea does this much for you, you're probably eating poorly, and my guess is, if you get up the discipline to stop the smoking and moderate the drinking, you'll really feel great -- underneath that chemically weakened body is probably an incredibly healthy person. Don't stop the tea -- it's great -- but don't think it's suddenly made you invulnerable.
Oh by no means do I think I'm immune to anything now just cause I drink green tea. I just do feel a lot better either way but what you said makes total sense. Substitution makes a lot of sense. And I do eat veggies I love my broccoli and my green beans and carrots. But I'm not a terribly great eater. I don't think I'm an awful one but I'm no vegan by any means. Thank you for you're input and I donthink great tea does has some very good properties..... but you're right it's probably not some drink from the gods
Green tea also contains L-theanine which helps anxiety.
I would keep drinking the green tea. I switched from coffee to green tea about four years ago, because of anxiety and dehydration. I use organic tea, which is the same price and right next to regular tea, and drink it with organic raw honey. I skip the milk. It has amazing benefits and a lot of antioxidants. This combined with other “super foods” can really be good for you. Obviously try to quit smoking, but I think incorporating green tea is a great idea. It has made me feel so much better. On top of actually being very good for you. And as the post stated above, go for organic. Might cost a few extra cents, but it’s worth it.
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