Avid Coffee Drinker becomes Tea Lover! Why Part 1 of 7 Series

All of my family and friends want to know what made me go from being crazy about coffee! Loving Starbucks and Caribou coffee to no longer drinking coffee… Now only drinking tea and being mad in love with Teavana and Tealux! Well I will tell you too. Over the next 7 days I will make you fall in love with tea… Not for its addictive taste but it extreme power. Each day I will cover a type of tea. Today is Green tea.

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Green Tea Health Benefits

Cancer prevention. Scientific research has shown that green tea drinkers have a significantly lower risk of cancer. Green tea may be especially helpful in preventing lung, prostate, breast and skin cancers and is helpful against lung cancer in former and present cigarette smokers.

Heart Disease prevention. Green tea can lower cholesterol and the risk of stroke and heart disease. Green tea antioxidants slow down the oxidation of cholesterol in the arteries. Green tea is helpful in the prevention of blood clots. In addition, drinking tea is useful to treat hypertension as green tea extracts lower blood pressure.

Tooth decay prevention. Green tea also has a positive effect on gums and and teeth. Green tea contains fluoride components that reduce the bacteria involved in tooth decay.

Weight Loss. Green tea drinkers are able to successful drop body fat because green tea can increase the metabolism in the body. It is an ideal beverage for those who wish to lose weight.

Inflammation prevention. Arthritis and cardiovascular diseases can result in inflammation in the body. Test results have demonstrated the green tea effect in preventing inflammation. Green tea lowers the amount of inflammation and over exertion in the muscles. Drinking green tea daily helps reduce swelling in the ankles, wrists, feet and legs.

Immune system support. People with a weak immune system have found great benefits from drinking green tea. The antioxidants of green tea can build up the immune system. Green tea is classified as as ‘super food’ due to its healthy components. Green tea ingredients effectively kill bacteria which cause food poisoning. It also deactivates the toxins produced by bacteria. At the same time, it soothes the stomach and the digestive system. Also, green tea inhibits the flu virus. Regular green tea drinkers have fewer infections, but more energy in their everyday life.

That’s the rundown on Green Tea… From that alone… It was enough to get me to start sipping a couple of cups a day! But guess what?… I have six more tea to discuss. Tomorrow I will give you the benefits of Oolong tea! This is gonna be a good series!

Homemade Face Cream

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Do It Yourself Face Cream

Of course you can buy one from your local pharmacy or nearest Target or Walmart but why? It is so much better to make a natural homemade face cream. One with no fillers or artificial ingredients and animal fat. Yes, I said animal fat. This is recipe simple. Very few ingredients that can be found at the grocery store or health food store. Give it a try. Your skin will love you!

Long Soak

I decided to take a long soak using my MOX Botanicals and boy I’m feeling real relaxed.

MOX Botanicals Bath Milk comes in a four pack. It contains Rose Petals, Jasmine Petals, Calendula & Oatmeal, Coconut & Vanilla Bean

You can throw the sack in or open it and let the ingredients float around. I do both. Start one way and end the latter. It feels good and smells heavenly. Leaves you carefree.

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1st Birchbox Arrived!

Yippee! It is awesome! I loved opening this box. Inside I found wonderful goodies.

MIYU Four Piece introductory collection of skincare and teas
Bare love Body luxury body fuel
It’s a 10 miracle leave in hair product
Elite Therapeutic Elite Lip Balm
Anchors Aweigh Life Saver Tea Infuser

And guess what I was just thinking if buying a tea Infuser tomorrow. No need now. Amazing.

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Yummy Delight!

If you want a treat you have to try Talenti gelato! My favorite is Mediterranean Mint

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This gelato has only 13 ingredients. It is Vegetarian, Gluten Free, HFCS Free and Kosher. 200 calories per servings. It cost about $4.99 a pint but sometimes you can get it buy one get one at Harris Teeter.

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Tonight’s Steep

Lavender Dreams

This is a flavored White tea that is guaranteed to soothed and calm you. If not rock you right to dream land. The lavender flowers are delightful and the tea taste is yummy.

Find this treasure at Teavana

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Fancy Tea

So when I want a beautiful tea. I steep one of my flowering teas. They start out as a ball. Then you add the water, bring to a boil and watch the blossom burst forth. It’s like nature on your stove. I love it!

Find this at tealux.com

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