Yes, I'm Addicted To Green Tea, And You Should Be, Too

Yes, I'm Addicted To Green Tea, And You Should Be, Too

The benefits and awesomeness of green tea.
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After I manage to drag myself out of bed every morning, I put some water in the kettle and wait for it to boil. Most people I know begin their day with a cup of coffee, including my parents, my sister, and my brother. The smell of coffee reminds me of both my family and of college, where students take coffee by the cupful in order to keep themselves awake and alive. As for me, I can’t drink coffee. It has too much caffeine for my body and makes me jittery. I only drink it when I need to be hyped up or really talkative. Instead, I drink green tea.

Green tea used to have a bad rep due to its interesting flavor, but it’s slowly come into the spotlight. It recently gained its popularity from matcha. Matcha is basically green tea in powdered form, and though it’s supposed to have even more benefits, it tends to be expensive. It also has a different flavor, and some people don't like the texture. I think I'll stick with green tea.

Despite having less caffeine than coffee, the caffeine in green tea acts differently. Coffee’s caffeine hits you with a hard punch for a couple of hours until you crash and crave more. The caffeine in green tea releases slowly over a couple of hours, so it doesn’t leave you jittery and it doesn’t make you crash. Green tea contains antioxidants, which help fight free radicals that can cause cancer. It is also proven to help relaxation, as it contains an amino acid called L-theanine. It’s healthy for your gums and teeth and helps prevent cardiovascular disease, obesity, and Type II Diabetes. Basically, green tea makes your taste buds and your body happy.

As for the flavor of green tea, I have to admit that it took me a while to get used to its unique taste. It is commonly described as "grassy." I understand that no one wants to taste cow food when drinking tea, but I’ve found that it's usually only the cheaper and weaker teas that taste like grass. I've also found that adding a bit of honey adds a richer texture and flavor to my mug, and helps eliminate any grassy tinge. As for my favorite teas, mine are Twinings Green Tea and Harney & Sons Japanese Sencha. Twinings is full-bodied and stronger, while Harney & Sons is lighter and subtler.

If you haven't tried green tea, give it a chance! Maybe you'll love the fresh taste as much as I do. Maybe it will become a vital part of your morning routine. And just maybe it will be your next healthy addiction.

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"

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Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do

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I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs

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It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air

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Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors

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Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB

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Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead

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Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections

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9. You'll eventually want cigarettes

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And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer

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Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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