I Made the Switch to Decaf Green Tea and Love It!

health benefits of green teaI was a huge black coffee drinker for decades. I drank it not only because I loved it, but also it helped stave off the drowsy side effects from the anti- anxiety meds I was on. Because of the correlation of caffeine and panic attacks, for years my doctors advised me to stop drinking so much coffee.

For almost 20 years, I continued to drink coffee to stay alert through my days. The dependence on it was noticeable.

Almost 3 months ago, I finally made the switch to Decaffeinated Green Tea. At the time I had the flu, so I couldn’t drink coffee anyways. In truth, I’d been wanting to stop drinking coffee for years, but the caffeine withdrawal headaches were awful. Since I was already sick, I didn’t have a choice in the matter.

After about 3 days, when I could tolerate small amounts of liquids without vomiting, I started to drink Decaf Green Tea.

And that’s how I stumbled into a healthy lifestyle habit :)

There are just so many health benefits of green tea, including:

  • potential to fight cancer
  • potential to fight infection
  • relieves rheumatoid arthritis
  • helps prevent diabetes
  • helps prevent dementia
  • helps prevent stroke
  • lowers cholesterol
  • potential to fight heart disease
  • burns fat
  • restores immune function

I think I even read somewhere that it has anti aging benefits. While I like to think I’m not vain, I am 44 and crow’s feet are not my best feature, lol. At any rate, with all the health benefits of green tea, it seemed to be a no brainier for me.

Drinking warm beverages throughout my day feels had always been very soothing to me, and I didn’t give that up when I stopped drinking black coffee. I merely replaced my beverage of choice with something far better.

I save money by buying my green tea in bulk. Here is a link to Amazon if you can’t get decaf green tea locally:

Bigelow Decaffeinated Organic Green Tea

The anti anxiety benefits are noticeable as well. As you know, I am on half my usual dose of Klonopin, and have only had one anxiety attack in approximately 2 months. This is huge for me. Of course I am using the Panic Away program, but I do think the elimination of caffeine from my diet has helped with my success in this program.

Switching to decaf green tea was a smart choice for me, and it is for you too. I recommend you give it a try :)

Have you stopped drinking coffee due to the correlation of caffeine and panic attacks? How did it go? Please leave your comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

I wish you peace,
Jill G.

p.s. It really feels good to wake up in the morning and not feel the strong urge to drink black coffee. I really think my coffee cravings were more from caffeine addiction than the love of the beverage.


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One Response to I Made the Switch to Decaf Green Tea and Love It!

  1. AD'Angelo says:

    Jill,
    Just found your site. It’s so much good information on it. It’s unfortunate that sometimes we need to be sick before we change our habits, but obviously this has worked in your favor. Green tea is a great replacement for coffee and I’m surprised you can get a decaffeinated version of it. That’s really good to know. Thanks for sharing.

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