Sunday, July 28, 2013

Green tea for your health

Green tea is the ultimate beverage for a fresh complexion, it's even better for our skin than water.

It is a natural remedy for acne and pimples. Green tea also prevents the pores from clogging up, and the skin becomes inflamed.

Many countries uses green tea as a medicine, so drink green tea daily to strengthen the body's protection against the harmful effects that can ruin your beauty.

Green tea is also good for headaches, body aches, digestion and to fight depression. It strengthens your immune system and has a detoxifying function. Modern Studies show that green tea may prevent or slow the growth of cancer, good for weight loss, help reduce high cholesterol, strengthen the immune system, work as an antibacterial, help sunburn, hives and caries and few other things. This is because green tea contains volatile oils, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, caffeine, polyphenols and antioxidants.

Green tea may prolong life, at least if you are from Japan. In a population study involved over 40,000 adults Japanese, and they were followed for a period of eleven years (1995-2005). When the researchers looked at specific causes of death, it was made only for seven years (1995-2001).

Since green tea is very sensitive of heat,  you should not use boiling water. Boil your water and let it cool for a few minutes before you put in your tea. The water should be 75-78 degrees.

You can also drink your tea cold. Brew a big batch and store in the fridge, but no longer than 10 days.

If you use you a tea bag into your tea, do not throw it away when you're done.

It can be used as the mask, or scrub. Very good and effective on the skin.

Watch this youtube clip showing how you recycle your old tea bag.

Have a heavenly day!

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