Tea Time

I was never much of a tea drinker before I met Train.  He loves it and introduced me to many different kinds, green being our favourite.  On our second date he asked me if I would like a cup of tea, which I thought was a really weird question coming from him!  I still think it's hilarious that my strong, muscular, tattooed man has Sleepy Time Tea every night before bed! 
 
Green Tea not only tastes amazing, it is SO good for you.  If you don't currently drink it, we highly recommend that you start!  We have about 3 cups a day, usually with breakfast, one mid-day (when you hit that 3:00pm mark and wonder if you'll make it to the end of your work day!) and one before bed.  Our favourite green tea to drink during the day is Yogi Kombucha.  Yogi make's so many amazing tea's but this is our personal favourite. The green tea that we have before bed is always a Celestial, Sleepytime Green Tea with Lemon and Jasmine.  We choose this one at the end of the day because it is caffine free.
 
Celestial Sleepytime Green with Lemon Jasmine is perfect before bed!
Kombucha is our fave.  I purchase ours from the Bulk Barn.
 
If you don't currently drink Green Tea but are curious about the health benefits, here are the Top Ten things that Green Tea can do for you.
 
  1. Cancer Prevention ~ Green tea is widely thought to kill cancer cells in general without damaging the healthy tissue around them.
  2. Heart Health ~ Scientists think that green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.
  3. Antioxidant Booster ~ Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. These free-radical fighting substances increase the body’s ability to ward off disease and slow down the degenerative processes of aging.
  4. Choleterol ~ Green tea reduces bad cholesterol in the blood and improves the ratio of good cholesterol to bad cholesterol.
  5. Weight-Loss Aid and Metabolism Booster ~ Very simply put, green tea increases the metabolism. As your metabolism increases, you burn more calories, just by doing the things you normally do.
  6. Digestive Aid ~ Green tea is a well-known digestive stimulant because of the high level of antioxidants.  Antioxidants help cells in the body function more efficiently and help clear waste.
  7. Diabetes Prevention ~ Green tea apparently helps regulate glucose levels slowing the rise of blood sugar after eating. This can prevent high insulin spikes and resulting fat storage.
  8. Prevention of Arthritis, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s ~ Green Tea slows the inflammation response as well as the breakdown of cartilage in arthritic individuals and it is said to delay the deterioration caused by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
  9. Blood Pressure ~ Regular consumption of green tea is thought to reduce the risk of high blood pressure.  A significant cause of high blood pressure is an enzyme secreted by the kidneys called angiotension-converting enzyme (ACE) and green tea is a natural ACE inhibitor.
  10. Skincare ~ Green tea can apparently also help with wrinkles and the signs of aging, This is because of their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities.
 
The benefits to your health are endless and like I said before, it tastes amazing too!  We urge you to definately consider adding green tea to your daily routine, you won't regret it!

 

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