Besides brewing a refreshing cup of tea, a tea bag can also be used topically as a tincture or poultice for minor cuts and burns, insect bites, baggy eyes, or as a mild astringent to tone your skin. Studies suggest that applying warm tea bags to canker sores, pus-filled pimples or boils can help them drain, heal speedily. Thanks to their ability to reduce inflammation, relieve pain.
Both white and green tea have their share of ardent fans who swear by the health benefits from drinking a cup of their brew of choice. With greater antioxidant content than green tea, white tea may just edge out the competition when it comes to prevent aging skin, improve heart health, and reduce your risk of chronic disease like cancer, arthritis.
Eczema affects over 30 million Americans to varying degrees. If you’re looking for ways to calm sore skin, soothe symptoms, or prevent a flare up, certain foods can be therapeutic. From sipping on oolong tea, green tea, or even a herbal brew of Centella asiatica; to eating everyday larder ingredients like pineapple and citrus fruit or berries; and even probiotics like fermented foods or yogurt; diet can play a more important role than you’d think.
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It is common to face anxiety, anger, stress in the current world scenario. Tackle all these issues naturally by consuming these foods which help in enhancing your mood and reduce anxiety, stress.
Nothing beats a warm cup of jasmine green tea! This aromatic beverage is a rich source of antioxidants, boasting the ability to reduce cholesterol and lower blood pressure. A cup on a daily basis is a surefire way to regulate blood sugar levels and even boost your immunity, metabolism. To top it off, jasmine tea can help ease stress and promote a sense of well-being.
Slash fatty foods, junk foods, refined carbs, sugar from your diet; include more of fruits, veggies, and protein-rich foods instead. Make simple food swaps like pearl barley for rice and green tea/coffee for sugar laden hot drinks. Try light jogging, brisk walking, rope jumping or any aerobic activity of your choice that gets your heart rate up, burns calories for about 30 mins daily.
Ginseng with green tea hike blood insulin and drop blood glucose levels. Green tea improves heart function, ginseng helps treat erectile dysfunction. Rich in antioxidants, both reduce cancer risk, with the polyphenols in ginseng reducing malignant tissues by 70% and green tea reducing them by 94%. Avoid this heat-producing herb when pregnant, and get a clean chit if you have high BP or ever had breast cancer.
The high aluminum and lead content in green tea can lead to health conditions like low hemoglobin. The antioxidants catechins and tannins hamper iron absorption from your food. If you're not on medication for high BP, anxiety, or arrhythmia, 3 cups a day is fine. Have 2 cups max if you're pregnant. Don't drink it before bedtime if you have insomnia. Stay off it if you're anemic and ask your doc if you're undergoing chemo.
A morning cup of green tea on an empty stomach may damage your liver. Drinking it with a meal inhibits the absorption of iron in your body. Drink it 2 hours before or after a meal and 2 hours before bedtime. Else, its caffeine and L-theanine amino acid keep you alert and the tea, being a diuretic, disturbs your sleep. Drink it before you exercise for weight loss, but restrict yourself to 2–3 cups a day. Avoid this cooling drink in winter.
Green tea is one of the top fat-burning foods, thanks to a metabolism-boosting compound known as EGCG. In one study, drinking four cups of green tea a day helped people shed more than six pounds in eight weeks! Fat Burning Spiced Green Tea Smoothie (Recipe Video) This rich smoothie is[.....]
Juice 1 bell pepper, 3 carrots, 1 cucumber, 1/2 lemon and 1 apple and drink immediately. It is rich in antioxidants and helps cleanse the liver. Blend 1/2 cup of cold green tea, juice from half a lemon and 1 banana. The potent extract of green tea, called EGCG, rapidly detoxifies body. Drink either of the drinks regularly at least 2-3 cups a day.
Matcha tea is considered better than green tea because of its higher antioxidant levels, chlorophyll, and other amino acids. It’s smoother and tastes softer due to absence of stems and veins. Studies at Tufts University used ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) method to discover that Matcha possesses an amazing 20x more oxygen than pomegranates or blueberries.
Green tea is mostly safe for adults when consumed in moderation. But people with stomach problems, iron deficiency, people with low tolerance to caffeine, pregnant or nursing women, people with anemia, anxiety disorders, bleeding disorders, heart conditions, diabetic, liver disease and osteoporosis should not consume green tea as it may have side-effects.
Green tea, black tea, blueberry ice wine tea – have you ever wondered about different types of tea, and their benefits? Tea: a brief history Humans have been drinking tea for many, many years – since around 1000 BC. It originated in China as a medicinal drink which was made[.....]
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