Hope you all had a great St. Patrick’s Day weekend!!! Can you believe it’s Monday already?! I sure can’t! Especially since this Monday was the end of my Spring Break!
St. Patrick’s was a good celebration to end Spring Break with though!
What did you all do?! Any fun celebrations? Anyone try green beer?
We had a few friends over and played some card games while listening to Irish music! We all tried our hand at doing some Irish jig riverdance, it was entertaining to say the least! All in all it was a great night!
Now I know many out there celebrated with the green beer festivities and may need a little detoxifying now. Another green beverage comes to mind that will benefit you to help detox the chemicals that may have been ingested during this holiday weekend.
Green tea protects the kidney and liver, by detoxifying unhealthy chemicals, including that green beer. It does this by regulating healthy metabolism in the body. But that is not all it does, according to Life With Nature’s website, green tea has a huge amount of benefits:
- help lose weight
- prevent cancers, especially colorectal, breast, stomach, prostate, pancreatic, lung , ovarian and bladder cancers
- lowers bad cholesterol
- help blood pressure
- help your live longer
- help prevent memory loss
- fight heart diseases
- protects the brain
- improve insulin response
- protects the kidneys
- builds bones (fight osteoporosis)
- help detox from chemicals
- protects the liver
- increase exercise endurance
- fights flu
Now how does this one drink do all this?! Great question!
Green tea is different than other teas in that it is withered and steamed, rather than fermented like in other teas. This ensures the leaves are minimally processed, ensuring the most benefits out of the beverage.
Green tea is LOADED with antioxidants and compounds. One of the most important powerful antioxidants found in green tea is catechin. Catechins help fight free radicals. Free radicals are responsible for damaged DNA, cancer, blood clots and arteriosclerosis.
Green tea antioxidants promote good circulation of the blood, improves heart function, digestion and reduces fat absorption in the stomach. Drinking green tea can also improves to diabetes by helping to regulate insulin and sugar metabolism.
It has also been linked to weight loss, especially caffeinated green tea will help rev that metabolism.
To receive the most benefits out of your green tea it is recommended to drink 1 to 3 cups a day. Also try brewing your own, to ensure you are receiving the most antioxidants readily available. Bottled green tea are often processed and lose antioxidants.
Have any of you ever trying brewing your own cup of green tea?
Do you prefer it hot or cold?