Green tea is a powerful antioxidant. Indigenous to China, this wonderful tea has made its fame throughout the whole world. Originating from the leaves of the camellia sinensis plant, its phytochemical and nutrient compound does wonders for body, which leads to healthy living.
Not only is it an antioxidant, it has many other benefits:
- Helps protect against cancer
- Lowers cholesterol levels
- Reduces clotting in the blood
- Stimulates the immune system
- Fights tooth decay
- Helps regulate blood sugar and insulin levels
- Fights mental fatigue
- Could delay the onset of atherosclerosis
- Helps asthma patients
- Promotes healthy weight loss (not decaffeinated)
- Aids in the prevention of enlargement of prostate
After giving birth to my daughter, it helped me in my weight-loss journey to “getting my sexy back”. YAY! It literally flushed my system and kept me energized throughout the day. It also curbed my appetite, so I didn’t have crazy craving anymore (like fast-food and desserts), but also started to eat healthier to maintain the weight-loss. (Note: consumption of green tea should not be in large quantities for women who are pregnant or nursing)
Then, I researched other ways that green tea could help me on my healthy living journey. Then I found out about Matcha!!! WOW! What a discovery! Not only can I drink the green tea, but I can put it on my face! WHAT??? AMAZING! With green tea also having anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, using it as a mask for healthy looking skin is another way I fight skin issues, such as acne, redness and scars.
Now, Matcha is finely grounded green tea leaves into a powder, which is grown and processed three weeks longer than regular green tea leaves (kind of like a saturation of goodness). People use it for tea drinking, but also for the benefits of a matcha green tea mask for aiding in healthy skin.
Here is an example of using matcha green tea as a mask:
- Take a half of spoonful of matcha green tea and turmeric
- Add one spoonful of organic raw honey
- Add a half of teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
- Add a half of teaspoon of fresh lemon juice
- Mix well then apply to face
- Let it sit for about 15 minutes (depending on the sensitivity of your skin)
- Rinse with a warm washcloth
Try it out and please let me know what you think about Green Tea, by leaving a comment. Start living healthy!