The one best thing that I have done in my life, and, of which I am very proud- is ‘drinking’. It’s been around 10 years, and I have no shame in revealing that I am addicted to it!
‘Drinking’ is seen with ‘bulging’ eyes as far as the middle class mentality goes. Am I wrong? Reason is clear- people fear and know that the moment it gets into your stomach, self-control goes out of the window. Haven’t we seen the sufferings-be it personal, official, or social, because of drinking? Of Course, we have. What to speak of the health disasters! Aren’t we aware? Of Course we are. Still, somehow, the habit is impossible to give up…Right!
Okay…I hope, you have guessed that I have been talking about alcohol in the above lines. But did I ever mention the word ‘alcohol’ ? No, I didn’t! Even then it was obvious what I was talking about. That’s the power of a ‘word’.
Drinking, as a word, is mostly synonymous to alcohol. But what if I say there are more important types of ‘drinking’ that actually need a place above alcohol in the hierarchy!
We know our body is 70% fluids, and we need liquids to maintain that level in order for it to behave normal. Alcohol, on the other hand is diuretic– it forces body to lose water. So in simple terms, we are actually dehydrating ourselves more while supposedly ‘drinking’! We are putting our body under unnecessary stress! Aren’t we? Therefore, doesn’t ‘drinking’ seem like a misnomer here?
Now, Let’s put the topic aside and talk about some ‘real drinking‘. Yes, the kind that is actually good!
Shouldn’t we help our body in least possible ways by giving it what it needs, not stripping away what it has?
Yes. We can do that.
It’s simple. Hydrate yourself. Drink enough water. Make yourself a drink, the first thing in the morning. A steaming hot glass of water, and sip it in your balcony like, you know, no one else in the world exists- it’s just you, your drink and the gorgeous morning. Believe me, it is one of the best things you can do to your precious body. I have been practicing this for years now, and the habit will go down with me only.
The second best thing that I do for my body is mentioned in opening lines of the post. Yes, I was not talking about drinking alcohol but the very refreshing, rejuvenating mug of Green Tea! What were you thinking? Sorry to disappoint you but I love myself. I can’t give in to the momentary pleasure of the booze, and therefore, have willingly chosen to be a teatotaler.
Over the years I have tried many brands of green tea. My favourite till date is the Peach flavour by Golden Tips. It’s simply divine. Currently, I have Chamomile, its really soothing and the habit of this kind of ‘drinking‘ is ‘satisfying‘ in real sense. You know that you are doing one thing right. It’s not that I can’t live a day without it but I crave sipping my green nectar like anything.
This is how I make my tea:
Let the water boil in a pan, add tea leaves, and turn off the flame at once. Cover it for a few minutes. Let it infuse. Pour in the cup, add little pinch of sweetener (sugar or honey), and there…my magical potion of the day is ready!
I know, Addiction is bad, but some addiction are worth dying for. I am a staunch Green Tea lover, and no one can defy that!
Cheers to A Good Step Towards Good Health.☕