Hi everyone! Good Morning! I hope your day is beginning well and you already wearing a smile on your face! I have one, a smile, I look for and cherish every moment in a day that brings me a smile. A good friend calling me or the sun peeking in under the window shade is enough to bring a smile that will last all day. All last summer I stayed in our national forest in my RV, a dream of mine. I got to, not had to, wake up to the sunrise every morning! I would smile all day for that one moment. I got to see so much wild life and beautiful scenes on my summer adventures! If you go to my website the blog picture is one of those very sunrises that gave me a smile and still does every time I see it. We are meant to be happy, I know this to be true because we are at are healthiest when we are happy. Let me teach you how to be happy and enjoy your life. One of the things that is vital to your happiness is your health. Today, I will be talking about how your health effects every part of your world and visa versa.
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Today we’re going to talk about just one thing that will cause a significant difference in your life if you choose to do it. Remember your health is important part of your well-being and your happiness. If you are not healthy you cannot take care of yourself or anyone else. If you are like me, as adults, we all have responsibilities and others to take care. Whether it is employees, family members, children or just customers at work, you are taking care of someone. If you are unhealthy you cannot do your job or take care of your responsibilities to the best of your ability, whatever it may be. If you cannot do your job, that affects your success. Your success affects your pocketbook and then you say you can afford to be healthy. See how it is a vicious cycle. Get healthy = clearer mind, more energy, work harder, better decision-making, more success, less stress, a happy healthy life.
Many times in my life I have become ill or had an episode with MS that corresponded to a life changing event such as my divorce, or time when my sister and my dad died in the same month….A heart breaking story I will tell you about later. The things that happen to us, the everyday stresses, from our world cannot be handled without proper nutrition. For me the effects were much worst because of the MS and the MS was acerbated because of poor nutrition. These two things STRESS (mind) and POOR NUTRITION (body) would often throw me into an episode, then my life was in danger again and my children would be left without a mother. An episode of MS consist of horrible pain, loss of weight, sight, cognitive abilities, brain fog, my legs would stop working, and more, to varying degrees of severity. Depending much on the stress that I was under at time. My job was very demanding and I often drank soda, coffee and ate out every day. Our bodies crave the fast energy of sugar, caffeine and a high carb diet because we no longer offer our body, our temple, the proper nutrition it craves. So our bodies over consume these fast energy sources with little to no nutritional value, causing us to gain weight and become more lethargic in our lives. Remember what conditions effects our body, effects our mind and soul as well... throwing us out of balance. I learned that it is much easier to deal with life, if your body and brain are fed the proper nutrition to fight the effects of stress and illness. Changing your diet is
not an easy road to travel but once you’ve been on it for a while things begin to look better, pretty quickly.
With proper nutrition you will be able to continue your life without much interruption from stress. You will let the stress run of off your back like water on a duck! You will be able to think clearer and reason better, which is a major factor when dealing with stress. You will have vitality instead of fatigue and energy instead of exhaustion. You will be able to let stress melt away and be able to see a future instead of a disaster. Can you imagine that? IF you can’t imagine that then I am glad you are reading this! Be sure to stay tuned for more stress relieving tips.
A big part of my life is green tea. Yes, Green tea. It works! With green tea as a regular part of my stress free diet. Just adding this one thing to your diet can make a huge difference. Try it!
Green tea boasts several health benefits and is considered as one of the world's healthiest drinks. Here are a few benefits of
drinking green tea every day. Green tea ranks as high as and even more than most fruits and vegetable for the ORAC value. Oxygen radical absorbency capacity which ranks the antioxidant potential of plant based foods. I drink 3 or more cups of Green tea every day. You can make several brewings for one tea bag. After the first brew there is far less, to no, caffeine in consecutive brews. So if you prefer no caffeine throw out the first brew. Although Small amounts of caffeine can be beneficial to our health, not 3 pots of coffee a day, People. If you are doing this please contact me immediately! I can help!
Stay away from store bought, bottle teas. They contain too much sugar and calories, as much as a soda in some cases!
Green tea helps with stress and mental alertness.
Oolong tea is my favorite and the one I drink the most of....
Green tea and Oolong especially boosts metabolism, helping you burn fat faster. Its unique antioxidant and caffeine combination ignites raises your metabolism for up to 2 hours after drinking it. It also contains polyphenols that help block
fat-building enzymes. Studies have shown that drinking oolong tea has led to sustained weight loss and a smaller waist size. But do not to overload your tea with sugar, you know why! Stevia is awesome and a great sugar substitute! More on sugars and sugar substitutes later.
Green tea contains a phytonutrient called EGCG that increases the hormone CCK, which is responsible for creating the feeling of being full! So I suggest drink green tea before a meal and when ever getting that unreasonable urge to snack
inappropriately. Have a cup of green tea with a teaspoon of honey on empty stomach in the morning and be amazed at the changes. If you want a flat stomach, have four cups of green tea every day with a teaspoon of coconut oil in the first 3
cups before a meal. (more on the great properties of coconut oil later) With the right amount of exercise and following a healthy diet, make it a ritual to drink a minimum of four cups to fight your belly fat. Drinking green tea will help curb soda cravings.
Promotes longevity: Polyphenols also prevent aging and promote longevity.
Promotes clean healthy breath. Green tea helps keep your breath smelling sweet because it is full of polyphenols powerful antioxidants that stop plaque from clinging to your teeth. Plaque build-up leads to bad breath, among other dental problems.
Studies have also found polyphenols inhibit the growth of bacteria in the mouth, thus minimizing the foul-smelling compounds that those bacteria produce. By reducing Plaque you could be reducing cavities.
Keeps you hydrated: This is so true! I love green tea for this especially living in a high desert where no matter how much water you drink you still feel dry! This effect carries over to my skin too… it is softer and more hydrated which means
less wrinkle people!
Even if you are not someone who drinks water at regular intervals, drink a cup of green tea throughout the day to helps you
On a final note, one last thing to remember when drinking tea. I have found information about the cancer causing chemical epichlorohydrin a bonding agent that is use in tea bags to make them stiffer and resistant to tears. However this agent causes cancer in mice! Most tea companies use these bags. Here is a link to great article that explains what is going on better than I can. Link. My recommendation is cut open tea and put into a metal tea bag device. These are sold at any health store and can be order where you order your tea. I have included a store that I like for your pleasure in ordering tea. They have several choices for green tea. Pick your flavor and enjoy! In conclusion I hope you try my Green tea tip and I would love to hear your results if you do try it!