During the summer time, one of the favorite beverages is the green tea. Today I’ll show you how I like to make my tea.
A little bit of scientific background: Green tea comes from the plant Camellia sinensis, which is rich in polyphenols, a type of antioxidant. Antioxidants neutralizes free radicals and help to prevent cell and tissue damage (anti-aging). The flavonoids in green tea are natural anti-inflammatory compounds that have shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer.
Personally, I prefer using loose leaf tea. I recently started adding another ingredient, ginseng. Ginseng is a root that has many health benefits, including:
physical/mental health stimulant
weight control (appetite suppressant)
relieving menstrual cramps.
It’s important to use ginseng in moderation. For tea, chop up the ginseng and use 1 tbsp of ginseng per 1 cup of water. I’d suggest purchasing ginseng in the form of small pre-cut pieces or powder. It’s really difficult to cut ginseng roots so it’s better to leave the cutting up to the manufacturer.
boil the water
add green tea and ginseng into a cup/teapot
add hot water into the cup
let the tea and ginseng steep
remove the ginseng after a few minutes
lastly and this is optional, serve the tea over ice
I hope you enjoyed this simple recipe! This is a really easy way to flush out the toxins in our bodies and improve the overall skin complexion. I usually make a pot of tea in the morning so I can drink it throughout the day. I’m not the best when it comes to drinking lots of water, but making this tea helps. In the next few weeks, I’ll be posting a few different DIY green tea mask recipes using the tea leaves from this beverage. Be on the lookout for these effective and affordable beauty masks!
Hi everybody! Hope your August is off to a great start! I can’t believe school is approaching so soon! Last fall, I took a course on nutrition and I made a brochure on the 4 vitamins, 2 minerals, and 1 macronutrient that have been found to be beneficial for skin health. This post will be an educational lesson on what to eat for healthy skin. As many of you already know, skin is the largest organ of the human body. The food, beverages, and supplements that we intake play a crucial role on the health of our skin. Rather than looking at specific “acne-inducing” food items, which vary greatly from one person to another, it’s better to focus on what nutrients are particularly great for your skin as well as overall health. Here they are:
Vitamin A: maintenance and repair of skin tissues; reduce dryness and keeping the skin look bright and young
Sources: low-fat dairy products, green leafy vegetables, red-orange vegetables, mangoes
Vitamin B Complex: biotin forms the basis of skin, nail, and hair cells; inadequacy may lead to dermatitis and hair loss
Sources: bananas, eggs, oatmeal, wheat germs
Vitamin C: reduce sun damage by neutralizing free radicals; fight inflammations; produce collagen, a protein that forms the basic structure of your skin; should be consumed with vitamin E
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