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Monday, February 25, 2008

Giving Up Coffee for Green Tea

I'm not a really big coffee drinker, but I do like the taste of it--provided I add lots of cream and sugar! Every so often though, I feel that my coffee drinking has become too much of a habit and decide to quit. While numerous studies have shown that drinking coffee in moderation is not necessarily a bad thing for most of us, quitting the coffee habit has benefits too.

According to Nicholas Perricone, M.D, a dermatologist who has written several books on the role diet plays on skin care and health substituting green tea for coffee will help you lose weight. Skip the sugar and your skin will look better too. Those are two pretty powerful motivating factors for most of us.

Apparently it's not the caffeine that isn't so good for you, but some other substance because green tea contains caffeine unless of course you drink the decaffeinated variety. Drinking coffee elevates two hormones called cortisol and insulin, which can lead to weight gain. Studies also show that adding a few tablespoons of vinegar to the diet every day will help you lose weight too.

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