Every Cup of loose leaf includes some MAJOR benefits:
Keeping Skin Young
Drink tea to protect yourself from sun damage! Santosh Katiyar, an associate professor of dermatology, found that the antioxidant also known as epigallocatechin-3-, found in most teas, can protect the skin from harmful UV rays. Who knew??
No More Bad Breath
Show off those pearly whites with pride! A report issued by the UK Tea Council in 2006 stated that the fluoride content of tea makes it a potent defender of oral health.
Time and time again, tea has proven to have remarkable effects on lowering the risk of diabetes, strokes and especially heart disease. A study conducted in Netherlands revealed after 5 years volunteers who drank 375ml of black tea per day had a 43% reduction in the risk of having a heart attack and a 70% reduced risk of having a fatal attack.
These days it seems like there’s a pill or vitamin for everything. Aching pinky toe? There’s probably a pill for that. Why not stock your medicine cabinet with superb herbal tea instead? These herbal remedies can get you feeling back to your spectacular self, naturally.
Can’t count any more sheep? Chamomile tea is known to help you unwind. When stomach aches or muscle pains keep you up, chamomile’s natural anti-inflammatory powers will help your muscles relax – even the ones knotted up in your stomach.
Cinnamon helps the body calm down and aids digestion. Its warming effects help relax muscles while anti-bacterial properties fight against vicious stomach ache bacteria that cause indigestion and stomach aches.
Ginger is an age old remedy that treats everything from nausea to the common cold and migraines. Feeling every turn and bump in the backseat? Take some ginger tea for your cup holder.
Don’t just stop and smell this flower! Hibiscus helps lower high blood pressure. Its anti-inflammatory powers are also no match for colds and chest congestion. Hibiscus for the win.
Lemon grass. No, it is not the same grass in your front yard. That grass won’t help your stress level. Lemon grass on the other hand? A stress reliever and no lawnmower required.
Mint tea will refresh you inside and out by aiding relaxation and relieving stomach issues. Your muscles, stomach and mind will all feel minty fresh!
After a Night Out
While coffee can dehydrate you (which is the last thing you need after a night out), tea will rehydrate you and restore the nutrients you’ve lost through the effects of heavy drinking.
Quitting ain’t Easy
Instead of taking a smoking break, take a tea break! Replacing one habit with another can make the quitting process easier to handle. PLUS black tea helps prevent the oxidation process caused by smoking that damages the lungs. Double whammy.
If you’re having trouble cutting out junk food in your life, consider conquering that snack attack with some tea! Tea can act as a satisfying replacement for unnecessary snacks. BONUS: Green tea can help speed up your metabolism!
Brainstorming can be an exhausting process and remembering your ideas can be even harder. Here are five tips to help you hold on to your bright ideas.
Write It Down!
Even though ideas seem to appear at the most inconvenient times, its crucial to record a fresh idea. This means, no matter what you are doing, stop and write down your great idea.
Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself
It’s good to be sceptical, but you should never let you scepticism keep you from pursuing a bright idea. Just try, and don’t be afraid to fail… If you do, than you’ll know what not to do the next time.
Be Careful Who You Share Your Idea With
Make sure to share your idea only with people who’s opinions you can trust. I’m not saying only share with family and friends, but don’t just ask some Joe Shmo on the corner so he can give you his two cents, and possibly discourage you from pursuing your idea- or worse: steal it.
Silly is Ok!
Not every idea will be a great one, but don’t immediately discard those ideas that seem silly at first. Remember, everything great started off small. Who knows, with a little work, that silly idea could become the next big thing!
Don’t Look Back!
Once you’ve got your bright idea, start running with it! Too many times have over analyzing and procrastination killed great ideas. Get started on your idea and always be looking to the future. While developing an idea, it’s always best to have the end in mind, so that you are able to make decisions on how important a certain element is to the big picture of your idea.
Looking for a fresh start this New Year? Tired of giving up your New Year’s resolution in February? Old habits die hard. Instead of clearing off that treadmill, try focusing on drinking just 2 extra cups of tea a day.
Trying to lose weight?
Gulp down a few extra glasses of green tea for a fiber filled diet that will have you shedding pounds without even realizing it.
Want to be healthier?
Just like every other addiction, the key is to stay positive and let the frustrating times pass. Try replacing your cigarette breaks with tea time. Not only does tea help reduce stress, but black teas help aid your lungs in fighting against the harmful carcinogens found in cigarette smoke. Your new habit can be shared with your friends and family, too!
Looking to save some money?
Used tea leaves can serve a million different purposes. You can make your own shampoo, essential oils or just add it too your garden for a compost. Also, drinking loose leaf tea is way cheaper than beverages like coffee or alcohol.
What’s so harmful about not getting enough sleep? Here are six reasons why adding hours to your sleep could add years to your life!
1. Sleep deprivation causes a 100% increase in risk of developing cancer 2. It causes a 200% increase in risk of heart disease 3. Adding an hour of sleep a night can help you lose around 14 lbs a year 4. Getting more sleep gives us stronger problem solving skills 5. It raises your IQ 6. It gives you more empathy for others
Tip ~ if you can’t fall asleep, close your eyes and try really hard not to fall asleep… Trust me it works. If you still can’t fall asleep, grab a cup of relaxer tea!
Remember the old saying, “you are what you eat”? Well clearly you won’t turn into a pizza, but your body will be a direct reflection of what you put in it. Treat it well.
Eating unhealthy foods will make your body work harder, which will eventually lead to cell degeneration. This degeneration is what makes us age physically and mentally.
If you’re looking to keep your youthful glow, try to stick to a natural diet. Pure, natural foods will keep your body thriving. By replenishing the nutrients and antioxidants your body needs to survive, your body can work less to keep you healthy.
Our bodies are organic machines that need to be fueled properly. You wouldn’t put diesel fuel in a Ferrari, would you?
Studies show that deep breathing, much like drinking tea, can have some significant health benefits. So use those lungs and put a kettle on the stove!
Spring Cleaning – Need to clean up your act? Deep breathing can help the body rid itself of toxins, just like green teas, which help naturally detoxify the body. Brew up some tea, breathe in some O2 and start feeling fresh!
Recover – So your quest for better health and fitness left you feeling sore. No worries! We’ve got the fix. Deep breathing promotes blood flow to the muscles. So take some deep breaths post-workout. Oh! And brew up some maté to help your body recover after that workout, you fitness fiend.
Rev Up Your Engine – More oxygen with each breath means your stomach has the fuel it needs to run right, giving your metabolism a boost. Need some extra help? Green tea blends contain natural ingredients to boost metabolism and suppress appetite. That green’s got you feelin’ lean.
Brew-st Me Up – You’ve nothing to fear for cold season this year! Breathing deeply aids your immune system by helping the body absorb all the vitamins and nutrients you’ve been collecting. Herbal tea blends can help boost your immune system as well, so brew up a cup and go confidently into flu season.
Let’s face it, not all of us are cut out for spending our valuable free time torturing our bodies in some smelly gym. If you are a person who has the urge to get in a two-hour workout everyday, my hat is off to you. But for those of you like me, who couldn’t think of a more daunting way to spend their free time, here are a few ways to avoid the gym, but also keep a healthy body.
Take Your Best Friend To The Park
Dust off that leash and spend the day with your four legged friend. Run, skip, or walk to the park. Playing with your furry friend can burn about 90 calories in 30 minutes.
Be A Kid Again
The things we did as children are often great ways to burn calories. Grab a kite. Go on a bike ride. Whatever you do, just have fun with it, and you’ll never realize how many calories you’re burning.
Get A Green Thumb
Plant a few seeds, and dive into the world of gardening. Tilling soil and digging out weeds is not only a great way to burn calories, but caring for a growing living.
Drink Green Tea
A few cups of green tea will get your metabolism going, and because it has virtually no calories, you can drink it until the cows come home. It will also provide you with a natural energy boost, leaving you feeling fresh and focused.