Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sip That Tea

Sip that Tea (Literally)

Now days Sipping the Tea means getting good gossip over the kitchen table. You’ve seen meme’s of Kermit the Frog giving advice while sipping tea. While there is nothing as stimulating for some as getting some good tea (gossip/metaphorically). Literally a good sip of tea is highly beneficial.

Well Sip this Tea

The average can of soda contains about 40g of sugar, that is equal to 10 teaspoons of sugar, more than the 6 teaspoons women should get on a daily basis, and that’s only if you have just one can of soda. And unlike tea, soda doesn’t have any nutritional value or health qualities, and the added sugar can add weight gain which leads to Type 2 diabetes. And no, not all teas are created equal. So, I’m not suggesting you trade in your can of soda for a large McDonald’s Sweet Tea (32 oz.) that has a whopping 69 grams of sugar in it, more than 2 ½ candy bars.

What I’m suggesting to you, is that there are teas that can speed weight loss, create relaxation, prevent heart disease and give you a boost of energy.

If you want to assist in your weight loss efforts you should try Oolong tea which is commonly served in Chinese restaurants. Scientist credit it’s polyphenols , with activating metabolism-boosting enzymes, upping the absorption of nutrients and balancing blood-sugar levels and helping to block the accumulation of fat.

If you’re getting afternoon fatigue and you need a boost of energy, and a cure for your blues, try mint green tea, which is touted to flush fats, fluids and toxins that can make you both tired and irritable. The uplifting aroma of mint helps to amp your energy.

Ever wish you could drink from the fountain of youth. Well, rooibos tea, isn’t exactly the fountain of youth, but, it may be the next best thing. Rooibos teas is said to have a skin-preserving compound that protects cells from UV damage. Which is exactly why drinking just a cup a day is shown to combat fine lines and wrinkles as effectively as costly anti-aging skin serums. Studies also suggest that it reduces the risk of cancer and stave off-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

While these statements have been researched they are not meant to replace medical advice, so please consult your physician if you have any current medical conditions.