You’re probably aware that there’s a BIG push away from sugary drinks at the moment, and there’s a very good reason for that. Sugary drinks are a major contributor to a wide range of preventable diseases including obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer!
It’s difficult to break the sugary drinks habit if you don’t have a fast, convenient and delicious alternative to turn to. That’s why we’ve put together our Top 6 Reasons To Replace Your Soft Drinks with Green Tea in 3 Seconds to help you get started.
The processed sugar contained in sugary drinks is excess energy that your body doesn’t need. Too much sugar can lead to significant weight gain. (Source: Live Lighter)
When you gain weight, fat doesn’t just build up around your waist. Toxic fat also builds up around your vital organs, releasing dangerous levels of chemicals that increase your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer (Ref 1, 2 & 3).
Choosing to replace just one bottle of ready-made Ice Tea, for example, with a Green Tea in 3 Seconds, will reduce your sugar intake by 34 grams… that’s 8 teaspoons!
Antioxidants are fantastic little health-boosting compounds that occur naturally in green tea, along with a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.
They’re great at rounding up the free radicals that cause cell damage within the body, that can then result in inflammation and disease.
While sugary drinks usually contain health-depleting ingredients including artificial flavours, preservatives, artificial colours and so on, Green Tea in 3 Seconds contains only naturally health-boosting ingredients.
Every single sachet of Green Tea In 3 Seconds contains 265 mg of antioxidants. This is great to know as the health benefits associated with green tea are dose dependent and occur between 200-1000mg of antioxidants per day. This means 2-3 sachets is all you need!
3. BOOST YOUR HYDRATION
Water makes up approximately 60% of the average human body and is involved in important processes such as digestion, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients, and maintenance of body temperature, just to name a few… (Read More: GO TO BLOG)
While water is the ultimate source of hydration, many people find it difficult to drink the 1.5-2 litres required by the body each and every day.
Enhancing your water with health-boosting antioxidants and naturally delicious fruit extract not only increases the health benefits of your water, but makes a great-tasting alternative to soft drink or just plain water.
The enhanced taste makes it easier to drink the water you need each day, and the small amount of caffeine means you’ll feel naturally energised but not jittery.
Reductions in the incidence of obesity, Alzheimer’s Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, heart disease and cancer have been linked to the consumption of green tea.
The antioxidants found naturally in green tea target the free radicals that cause damage to cells and inflammation, thus working to minimise these events within the body.
These benefits, combined with the reduction in the harmful chemicals associated with sugary drinks, will only help to prevent both short and long term health problems.
5. BOOST WEIGHT LOSS
While you’re avoiding all of that nasty sugar by replacing your sugary drinks, you’re also getting a boost in your metabolism and thermogenesis if you’re choosing to replace them with green tea!
Even the 12WBT team love our green tea option, nicknaming it “Super Tea”. (Needless to say we were a little bit chuffed about that! 😉 )
Green Tea enhances energy levels and contributes greatly to muscle building, which will boost your metabolism.
The catechin polyphenols that are present in green tea will stimulate your muscle cells and liver to use more fatty acids. As a result, your body will use carbohydrates at a slower rate. With more carbohydrates remaining in your body, you can exercise for a longer period of time, and your body will burn more calories.
Green tea also contains small amounts of caffeine and large amounts of catechin-polyphenols. It’s understood that the interaction between the caffeine and catechins in green tea actually stimulates brown adipose tissue thermogenesis, therefore also helps to burn fat! YES!
With soft drinks and other sugary drinks costing you between $3.50 and $5.00 per can / bottle, you’ll not only be saving your health if you make the switch, but your wallet will thank you too!
Green Tea In 3 Seconds costs less than $1.00 per sachet, which makes up to 500mls!
Grab your own water bottle, fill it with fresh, clean water from the tap and simply pour a sachet straight in. It’s that simple.
So if you’re looking to move away from sugary drinks, consider stepping across to Green Tea in 3 Seconds. It’s only natural.
For help with making the switch, check out our FRESH START PACK HERE!
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2 Guh, D., et al., The incidence of co-morbidities related to obesity and overweight: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Public Health,
2009. 9(1): p. 88.
3 Despres, J.-P. and I. Lemieux, Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome. Nature, 2006. 444(7121): p. 881-887.
4 The Australian Dietary Guidelines 2013 NHMRC https://www.eatforhealth.gov.au/sites/default/files/files/the_guidelines/n55_australian_dietary_guidelines.pdf