Today, I'm pondering life with a cup of tea in hand and a myriad of exotic ideas to buzz me into the future. Hm-m-m-m ... In front of me, is the Fukuoka Now magazine and an article on the benefits of Green Tea that I really need to " sip" in.
The list goes on .... Green Tea effectively burns fat... so that means I should a consume at least gallon of the stuff per day ( ha ha).. since it's a lose weight year. The caffeine in the tea promotes the metabolism of fat. Good news ladies ... Drinking green tea and engaging in physical activity burns body fat.
Drinking green tea also maintains the skins elasticity, and vitamin C strengthens the capillaries, improving the skins ability to remain warm. I'm all for a natural beauty aid. Aren't you ?
I bought the above teabags from the " Mararu" in Kitakyushu,Japan and wondered if it contained as many of the nutrients as the powdered frothy green tea... both are tasty refreshments, but I prefer the powered form. You can select your tea from hundreds of available green teas outlets online, at grocery stores or in specialty tea shops. It an exciting teatime journey !!!!!
Green Tea also," prevents hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure". It reduces the cholesterol in the blood. Wow ... I'm impressed. This is valuable information that anyone over fifty or even younger should adhere to... There are so many benefits..benefits...benefits for a healthier YOU and ME !!!!
AND ... Finally, a cure for the common cold... Green tea strengthens the body's defence system against infections, so using it as a morning gargle protects against viruses. ( gargle gargle)..It's an amazing little plant, isn't it !!!!
Here's another little tip,my friends ... Forget about expensive cosmetics and facelifts... Drink green tea , as it prevents 'aging'. The strong anti-bacterial properties limit oxidization in the body and maintain a pH balance, by promoting the bodies alkalinity. I, for one, can personally can attest to the youthfulness and beauty of the elderly asian population.... The Asian ladies are age defying beauties.
Here's a Ripley's " Believe it or Not"...Green tea prevents food poisoning. ( Hee hee) The catechin contained in the tea, has a powerful effect on the bacteria that causes food poisoning and it regulates the intestinal functions. Possibly the reason that they paired green tea with Japanese beloved sushi.
YES...Tea is a perennial scrub, that we all enjoy. I'm encouraged into thinking ' green' as one of my resolutions of 2013. Green symbolized growth and renewal of the heart and spirit.