Monday

The Truth About Green Tea

Green tea is good for your health. Well, a lot of people agree with that finding. Surprisingly, traditional medicine is also adopting that idea. Researchers discovered positive evidence that supports green tea's nutritional value. The tea is thought to improve blood flow, boost the immune system, helps aid healthy cell growth, and lowers cholesterol. Certainly, those impressive findings have led to green tea's popularity among health conscious people.  Perhaps, you are concerned about improving your health and would like to know a bit more about the tea? Are you wondering if the findings about green tea are true? Well, let's take a closer look at green tea and potential health benefits.




Green tea has a very subtle and mellow tea flavor. The subtle tea flavor is very enjoyable and is simply delicious with lemon juice for extra flavor and honey for sweetness. Sipping a cup of hot green tea is actually quite relaxing. Certainly, drinking the tea makes you feel like you are actually doing something good for your entire body.

What Is Green Tea

Green tea is produced from the young leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. Here is how: the tender leaves of the plant are steamed. The green tea is removed. Green tea is an important part of Asian culture. In fact, this very  healthy tea is a mainstay in many Asian households and is consumed with every meal.

Green Tea Benefits

Researchers discovered that green tea is packed with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are thought to protect the body from free radicals that damage cells in the body. Here are a few more green tea benefits:


  • Helps to lower and control weight


  • Helps control cholesterol


  • Helps lower blood pressure


  • Helps fight heart disease


  • Help prevent diabetes


  • Helps prevent cancer


  • Helps fight infection


  • Helps combat bacteria


  • Helps inhibit virus actions


  • Stimulates immune system


  • Slows the aging process


  • Helps maintain body fluid balance


  • Preparing Green Tea

    Ingredients:


    • One green tea bag


    • One cup of hot water


    • One teaspoon honey for sweetening


    • One lemon slice


    • Boil the water. Then place the tea bag in the water. Let it sit for four or five minutes. Then strain. Pour the mixture in a cup, sweeten with honey, and add the lemon slice. Researchers found that those who drank two or three cups green tea daily received enormous health related benefits.

      It is also important to note that research participants in a study that drank more green tea on the average lowered their risks of developing common diseases like obesity, heart disease, or cancer.

      The real truth is in about green tea. Researchers discovered some very amazing facts covered in the article. Still, it is a good idea to discuss drinking green tea with your doctor or a health care professional. This is especially a good idea, if you take any type of prescription for a medical condition. Green tea might interfere with the medication and might not be recommended.

      Tuesday

      Lose 5 Pounds Or More The Right Way


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      Step One - Take a long look at your body. Are you really overweight or trying to look stylishly thin? Consider this: have you gained a lot of weight recently or experienced a gradual weight gain over several years. These are valid reasons to consider losing weight.

      Step Two - Are you dealing with a slow metabolism that causes weight gain? A lot of people go on fad diets or yo yo diet. This type of behavior slows down the metabolism, which might be a problem.

      Step Three - Record all the food that you consume for a week. Write down your emotional state while eating the food. Include all snacks. Were you sad, mad, bored, or hungry? This might illuminate a problem. Some people eat food to conceal depression, anger, or even boredom.

      Step Four - Plan Your Diet. Forget about fads. Read books on nutrition and eating well-balanced meals. Consider gradually increasing activity. For example, starting an exercise program or walking more. Consult with your doctor for more information on a healthy weight loss plan.

      Step Five - Lose weight slowly. Don’t try to lose all the weight in a few weeks. Instead try to lose weight gradually. Aim for about a pound per week.

      Step Six - Don't count calories. Counting calories is tedious and frustrating. This might cause some people to get wrapped up in caloric numbers instead of good nutrition. Instead, eat meals in smaller plates. For example, instead of a dinner plate, eat meals in a smaller salad dish.  Drink liquids out of smaller glasses. Avoid second helpings.

      Step Seven - Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Skipping meals leads to overeating at the next meal. Remember to include two servings of meat, two serving’s dairy products, four servings’ fruits and vegetables daily. Along with four servings of bread, grain, or cereal, or pasta.

      Step Eight - Get rid of fat. Avoid foods with high fat content. Instead, switch to foods with low fat. Buy lean cuts of meat. Do not fry foods, instead, bake, broil, or roast food. Fill your plates with plenty of fresh vegetables fruits and grains and less meat.

      Step Nine - Get Exercise. The key to really getting weight under control is to exercise more often. Exercise burns more calories and increases weight loss. Try walking briskly every day for about 30 minutes, take up aerobics, try jogging, or strength training to help increase the metabolism and build lean muscles.

      Weight management is a lifelong issue that demands lifestyle changes. Certainly, obesity leads to a number of health problems that include heart disease, gout, and osteoarthritis, to diabetes. Consider the tips here or consult with your doctor for more info.


      Author (BB Lee)

      Saturday

      Summer Body Lotion Recipe

      Great natural basic summer body lotion to make for mere fraction of the cost most natural lotions.


      • 1 cup aloe vera gel
      • 1 teaspoon of lanolin
      • 1 teaspoon pure vitamin e oil
      • 1/3 cup coconut oil
      • ½  ounce beeswax
      • 3/4 cup almond oil
      • ½ teaspoon of your favorite essential oil (rose, lavender, jasmine)


      Instructions

      Take the aloe vera gel, lanolin, and the vitamin e oil and place them in a blender. Place the coconut oil and beeswax in a large measuring cup. Microwave the ingredients on high for about 30 seconds, and stir. Repeat heating in the microwave and stirring until the ingredients are completely melted. Then stir in the almond oil. Turn on the blender. Blend ingredients in the blender on low setting. Then pour in the melted oils. The mixture should turn a creamy white as the oils are blended. Once blended stop the blender. Add the essential oils and continue blending until a creamy consistency. Stop the blender and quickly pour the creamy mixture into a glass container with top while still warm.

      Cocoa Butter Body Cream
      This is one of my favorite recipes because it makes an excellent summer body cream.

      4 tablespoons beeswax
      4 tablespoons cocoa butter
      4 tablespoons almond oil

      Instructions

      Melt the cocoa butter and beeswax together in a microwave bowl. Add almond oil. Mix the ingredients together until they are smooth. Pour the mixture into a decorative jar. The mixture should harden quickly and is then ready to use.

      Author (BB Lee)

      Thursday

      Wrinkles & Aging

      Skin care should be a part of your daily routine. Here are some things that age your skin.


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      Sun
      The sun's harmful rays damage the outer layers of the skin and cause aging. Even a few minutes basking in the warmth of the sun might cause premature aging. Excess exposure to the sun's intense ultraviolet rays causes freckles, age spots, dry skin, and contributes to factors leading to skin cancer. Dermatologist warn patients to avoid excess exposure to the sun. Stay out of the sun at the sun's highest peak. Cover up with a high SPF sunscreen while outdoors. This is basic skin care rules and especially important for those with very fair skin.

      Facial Exercises
      I was watching a program, on a popular shopping channel, the other day about aging and beauty. The guest announced proudly that she performed facial exercises daily. She demonstrated a few of her facial exercises or facial contortions. Her mouth twisted and her jawline tensed. A scowl spread across her face. This struck me as a bit odd. Remember, facial muscles are very delicate. Those daily contortions might lead to permanent creases in the skin or wrinkles.

      Smoking 
      Cigarette smoking is a dreadful habit that is difficult to break. Cigarette smoking is responsible for causing premature aging. The cigarettes are packed with nicotine. The nicotine in cigarettes speeds up the breakdown of skin cells and aging. Take a look at a friend who has smoked cigarettes for several years. Compare that friend with another friend who does not smoke cigarettes. The friend who smokes probably looks much older than your non-smoking friend. Smoking leads to extra wrinkles along with skin discoloration, and bad breath. Here's something to consider; Studies show that those who stop smoking noticed a dramatic change in their skin's appearance and their health
      improved. Well, that is a very good reason to give up smoking!

      Visit here for more advice on skin care, body care, and beauty
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      Author (BB Lee)

      Monday

      Ultimate Guide to Younger Skin


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      We can control those destructive outside influences that age skin with very simple skin care steps. Start by making positive changes now.

      Sun Exposure
      The sun's harmful rays damage the outer layers of the skin and cause aging. Even a few minutes basking in the warmth of the sun might cause premature aging. Excess exposure to the sun's intense ultraviolet rays causes freckles, age spots, dry skin, and contributes to factors leading to skin cancer. Dermatologist warn patients to avoid excess exposure to the sun. Stay out of the sun at the sun's highest peak. Cover up with a high SPF sunscreen while outdoors. This is basic skin care rules and especially important for those with very fair skin.

      Facial Contortions
      I was watching a program, on a popular shopping channel, the other day about aging and beauty. The guest announced proudly that she performed facial exercises daily. She demonstrated a few of her facial exercises or facial contortions. Her mouth twisted and her jawline tensed. A scowl spread across her face. This struck me as a bit odd. Remember, facial muscles are very delicate. Those daily contortions might lead to permanent creases in the skin or wrinkles.

      Smoking Cigarettes
      Cigarette smoking. . .
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      Author (BB Lee)

      Friday

      Natural Ways to Reduce Stress Overload


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      Stress overload leads to health problems that escalate and damage the body. Therefore, it is important to find a way to deal with daily pressures that might lead to stress overload. In this article we take a look at three thought-provoking and natural ways to relieve stress. These concepts are healthy alternatives that remove stress without using  drugs or chemicals.

      Acupuncture
      Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that dates back over 2,000 years ago. This ancient traditional medicine was held in high regard in Eastern countries like China and Japan. Today, contemporary medicine has documented the vital role that acupuncture plays in overall health.
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      Author (BB Lee)

      Pedicure & Foot Massage

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      We are going to begin with a home-style pedicure that is easy to prepare in the comfort of your home. We shall end with a relaxing foot massage.

      Pedicure
      Relax in a comfortable chair that provides a comfortable platform to perform the entire pedicure. Remove any old polish on your toenails with a polish remover. Are your toenails scratching your nylons and socks? Time to trim them down! Cut them straight across with pedicure scissors. Smooth down the toenail edges with a nail-file

      Next, soak your feet in nice warm sudsy water for about five minutes or until the water cools. Take a nailbrush and scrub the toes. Remove feet  out of the water and dry them with a towel.

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