Although green tea is not the end all be all, it's a good start to good health and I need all the help I can get. If you have read some of my posts on Facebook, then you know I dislike exercise, but everything that is good for me, won't be pretty so I have to do it. Thankfully green tea fits in the pretty category, because it's easy to drink.
Green tea seems to be celebrated in Okinawa, Japan. When I was stationed over there and we went off base, all we saw were people walking, riding their bikes, and drinking tea. Tea over there (like coffee over here) is still their social norm. That's why lower rates of cancer and heart disease are common in Japan and why their life expectancy is longer than ours.
Green tea is something I celebrate, because it offers a great way for me to feel healthy and to see the results I desire. I love the taste and it encourages me to go to the next level in my overall health. I am still a huge work in progress and I have a long way to go, but green tea is the friend that is smart for me to keep around.
Btw, just about every study I have read refers to hot green tea having better health benefits than cold green tea.