While I am at work, I am constantly cold. I often wear two layers to work - a long sleeve and a sweater but still end up being cold (even in the summer). On most days, by mid morning I usually put on another fleece jacket I keep at my desk just to stay warm.
After weeks and weeks of this, I figured out that drinking super cold water was not helping to keep me warm. Every time I started to feel cold, I began to fill my water bottle with hot water from the cafeteria instead of cold and popped a tea bag into my bottle.
It worked like a charm and suddenly I wasn't always freezing at my desk daily. But it made me start thinking, was drinking tea just as good as drinking water?
After doing some super quick research (thanks google) I found a little study that said that drinking tea was actually better than drinking water.
Drinking water is replacing fluid in the body and drinking tea is replacing fluid and contains antioxidants. Seems like a pretty good deal and I think adding in a few cups of tea a day isn't a bad idea. Plus adding in a few cups of tea can help by reducing your risk of heart attack along with a few other benefits.
I still drink my coffee in the morning with breakfast but I think adding in a few cups of tea can't hurt.
What do you think? Hot Tea or Cold Water??