Benefits That Green Tea Has on Your Health
If you’re a tea drinker, you may have come across many different flavors of tea lining the aisles of the grocery store. You may even have seen and tried green tea in your taste-testing endeavors.
You may have noticed that it held a nice, gentle flavor, but did you know that it provides more than just flavor?
Green tea has been around for a long time and is better known in other countries as a healthy and healing type of tea.
It probably has the most health benefits of any kind of beverage or food item we know about. Green tea was developed centuries ago for the sole purpose of healing.
The Chinese are the ones who first realized the benefits it holds and found a way to harness them for consumption.
Green tea became an integral part of their society and culture because it could be used for things like headache pain and depression.
It was considered a highly sought after medicinal treatment because they felt it was the wonder drug of their time.
This wonder drug has been in their culture for over 4,000 years now. Green tea can be helpful for many disorders and diseases.
Some of those include cardiovascular disease and high cholesterol levels, different types of infections, rheumatoid arthritis and even some types of cancer.
Green tea is most known for its ability to help your body stay strong and fight off disease – including some forms of cancer, such as esophageal cancer.
Studies have shown that green tea reduced the risk of esophageal cancer in Chinese men and women by at least 60%.
Dieters can also benefit from this flavorful tea. It’s known for its ability to help your body burn off some of the daily calories you take in.
It provides you with some of the needed nutrients as well as being a healthy beverage that tastes good.
Another benefit you may not realize that it provides is the fact that it can help prevent tooth decay. Since it has bacteria-destroying abilities, it prevents harmful bacteria from settling into your mouth and causing the rotting and decaying of your teeth.
That bacterium is also prevented from traveling any further into your body (such as your blood stream) and causing more health problems.
If you suffer from insomnia, you should consider drinking some green tea before retiring for bed each night. You can get a good night’s sleep just by sipping a steaming cup of green tea before bed.
Introduce it into your daily beverage options and see how its powerful ingredient affects your health and wellness.
Amalaki – A Fruit That Really Can Keep the Doctor Away!
For years, health enthusiasts have lived by the age-old motto, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” While it’s true that an apple provides ample vitamin C as well as anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral benefits, there’s an even more powerful fruit that contributes to your overall health.
The Amalaki tree, which is primarily found in the tropical areas of Asia, has been cultivated for centuries in gardens and has sprung up as a popular commercial crop that’s grown for medicinal purposes.
The fruit is used whole and as a dried substance in medicinal treatments that provide relief from stress.
Its antioxidants have been touted as something far more powerful than what a simple vitamin C found in an apple can provide.
The Amalaki fruit is also used as an anti-inflammatory when the extract is removed from the leaves of the same tree. It provides an anti-fungal and anti-microbial attribute when used topically.
Cancer studies in mice have shown that the Amalaki fruit reduces the effects that cancer cells have on ravishing the body and when used prior to radiation, offers a protective shield to damaging the chromosomes.
During medical studies conducted on rabbits, Amalaki had a cholesterol-reducing effect on rabbits whose numbers were elevated over a 60-day timeframe.
This provides overall health benefits to the body’s cardiovascular system as a whole.
Even the digestive system appears to receive positive benefits from the consumption of the Amalaki fruit or its extracts.
One study found that the extract reduced inflammation and irritation normally found with digestive diseases.
Like many other potent antioxidants, the Amalaki fruit contributes to a boost in your immune system.
Life-spans in mice subject to tumors increased by up to 25% with the consumption of this extract.
No warnings have been given about the Amalaki fruit to date. It’s been used freely in India for centuries as a medicinal food known for its immense health benefits.
Other conditions for which it’s used include constipation, colic, asthma, anemia, gout, and even mental disorders.
Today, you can get the benefits of Amalaki in power or tablet form. From the powder, you can make a tea to drink on a regular basis to get the most health benefits from your daily consumption.
Nature’s Way for Healthy Looking Hair
Do you long for shiny, bouncy hair like that portrayed on television commercials for hair products?
You may rush out to purchase those products only to be disappointed when you try them on your own mane.
Don’t despair! You can get the look you want from natural products that cost less and perform better. First, you have to understand the structure of your hair and how both internal and external factors can affect the way it appears.
A healthy diet and adequate exercise will bring circulation to your scalp and is one of the best things you can do to keep your hair healthy and shining.
External factors such as sun and harsh chemicals contained in products used to color your hair can also dry out your hair and make it dull and listless.
Chemicals contained in most commercial shampoos and conditioners can also affect your hair negatively.
Here are some natural methods for cleaning, conditioning and general care of your hair that should bring it back to a lush, manageable state:
• Use natural-ingredient shampoos – Look for shampoos that contain chamomile, lemon verbena, seaweed extract, rosemary, keratin, tea tree oil and plant proteins.
Stay away from products that contain harsh cleansers that may cause lots of suds and bubbles, but are damaging to your hair.
• Condition with natural remedies – Jojoba oil, aloe and henna are just a few herbal remedies that can condition your hair without leaving it oily and limp.
• Use a brush made from boar bristles. They’re natural and will help lubricate your hair using the natural oils that come from your scalp.
Never brush your hair while it’s still wet. Use a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair and wait until it’s partially dry before using the brush.
• Dry your hair on the lowest setting of a blow dryer. Heat tends to dry your hair and sprays, styling mousse, and gels that have alcohol only make it worse.
• If your hair has been damaged from sun and too much processing, repair it by using deep conditioners made from botanicals.
Look for “leave-in” conditioners – they tend to repair the damage much more quickly.
If you color your hair, ask the colorist if there is a product that will prepare your hair for touch ups or overall coloring. Using the products as recommended will also help to avoid damage.Want additional ideas for useful alternative health practices?
Check out:Alternative Health Practices GuideEnergy Healing Practices GuideNatural Herbal Remedies GuideWhat are your thoughts about this?
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Cheers, Helene Malmsio