Wednesday, January 9, 2013


 "GREEN TEA RESOLUTION "  ... It's 2013...  Time for those New Year's resolutions. 

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.

Did you know that Green tea  prevents tooth decay? I didn't ... Green Tea leaves ferment and oxidize  as soon as they are picked, so nutrients such as catechin, carotene and vitamins are preserved. This helps in the prevention. How I would love to reduce  my dental visits ( ha Ha) Wouldn't you ?

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.

 Wishing you all, a happy and prosperous, 'Green" New Year 2013



Oh green tea has many wonders..all the ones you mentioned and more. Since last year's resolution tyo lose some weight, I have been drinking 8 mugs of green tea a day and it's helped me lose the weight too. Therefore, I highly recomend it! Thank you for your sweet and kind visit. Have a blessed, happy, and prosperous 2013.

Zaa said...

Thanks for joining me for tea Fabby..It's always so nice to chat with you ...Hugs