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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Keep Calm and Drink Green Tea

I like to try and drink as much green tea as I can in a day. I know how many people just cannot handle the taste of it but it is honestly so worth it with all of the amazing benefits that it can have on your body. 



Benefits of drinking that dreaded green brew:

  • Did you know that Green Tea re-hydrates you better than water?!
  • It assists in weight loss by burning fat.
  • Acne prone skin can benefit greatly from green tea.
  • It is insanely good for the lungs.
  • Great for tooth decay and helps to prevent bad breath.
  • Green tea helps to lower blood pressure. 
  • It is a great anti-inflammatory
  • Helps your digestion.
  • Lowers blood sugar.
  • Strengthens the immune system.
  • Green tea has the ability to reduce your stress levels.
  • Boosts your brain power

I also have a fantastic little trick as to how to enjoy the taste of green tea a little bit more! 
What I do is slice up two slithers of fresh ginger (skin and all) and plop them into my tea. It takes that incredibly bitter taste of the tea away and adds a brand new flavor. Adding the ginger makes the drink even more beneficial to you too!



Benefits of Ginger:

  • Ginger helps to absorb nutrients 
  • Assists in dulling down cramping pains.
  • Perfect to take if you're feeling like you're coming down with the flu as it aids in nose and throat congestion. 
  • Helps if you get motion sickness.
  • Helps to prevent colon cancer.
  • Reduces pain and inflammation.
  • Ovarian cancer treatment



I also read once that green tea MAY (I could very well be under correction) assist in hair growth. I am willing to try just about anything at this point by am starting to really sway towards extensions. Does anyone know about extensions and have experience with them??? I'm keen to know any details.... Price is not a problem at this stage - I know it is going to be expensive.. but with that being said, it will make me so unbelievably happy to have long hair again.

So completely off the topic of green tea...

What are your thoughts and advice on hair extensions???



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53 comments:

  1. I keep trying to get in to green tea, I've heard all these wonderful benefits!
    I just can't bring myself to drink it becuase of the taste. That shit's rank.
    I never would have thought to add ginger. I've definitely got to give it a go!

    http://christiestakeonlife.blogspot.com.au/
    xx

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    1. It gets better through time - now I can even have it without ginger if I've run out of it.. So your taste buds develop... It is so much better to suffer through 5minutes of something that's not too tasty for all of the great benefits that it has! x

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  2. Adding ginger sounds interesting :)

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  3. Hey! Thank you so much for being my 100th follower on FB, I was really touched when I opened it this morning and got your message. About TEA in general I loved them, and I'm also a big fan of ginger so combine the two, I know its going to be good. About hair extension, I haven't have one so I don't know what it feels like and I'm sure it will looks good. Count me in a your new follower via GFC. I'd like to follow you back also on FB but can't find it on your blog. Anyways, keep in touch:)

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    1. Thanks for the lovely comment and the follow - my facebook follow page is a little bit further down the page :)

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  4. I love tea!!!! I would like to try it with ginger!!!!!!!!!!
    Have a lovely day doll!!!
    Kisses

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  5. Great post. In past I didn´t like green tea- because of the taste but now I love it. But ginger is still on my list of things which I don´t like. :)
    Fashion Happenss

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    1. I also didn't like green tea at first but I've gotten used to it now and actually crave it! :)

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  6. I've been drinking so much green tea since I've starting eating healthier and working out. Despised it at first but I'm learning to like it.
    xoxo, Kierra Makayla – fashion, beauty, lifestyle blog

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    1. Likewise! It's amazing how you get so used to it - I literally crave the stuff now! :)

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  7. Hi lovely,
    I totally love these pictures!!Very inspirational
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    1. Glad you find green tea inspiring... haha

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  8. I love green tea. And nice transition from tea to extensions! lol

    I am not a fan of extensions, I tried them once and have had a few friends try them as well, the conclusion is all the same, they make your hair fall out and if you use them for a long time, you get bald spots. They look nice but you pay a price.

    Plus your natural hair is beautiful the way it is :)

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    1. Seriously??? That's the first time I have heard that!! Eeeeek..... thanks for the advice!

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  9. I just love your blog! Following you now, hope you visit and follow my blog as well!♥
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    1. Hopping over to your blog right now :)
      Thank you for the follow xx

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  10. Hi sweetie! Can you please tell me where are you following me? I can't see you, please let me know so I can follow you back asap ;)

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  11. I love drinking green tea also. I love the Yogi green tea kombucha because it has a little minty taste. I also like green tea with jasmine. What kind do you drink?

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    1. I drink Rooibos green tea but wanting to branch out and try other things like the jasmine too! Heard that is is amazing x

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  12. One of my fellow Canadian bloggers wrote two posts on hair extensions that you may find very helpful. Plus, if you just comment on her posts about any questions you have.. I'm sure she'd be more than happy to answer them for you!!
    Oh and who knew green tea was so darn good for you!? I should start drinking it just for those benefits alone!!

    http://letlifebelikemusic.blogspot.ca/2014/01/sewn-in-extensions-questions-answered.html

    http://letlifebelikemusic.blogspot.ca/2014/01/not-all-of-my-hair-is-real.html

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    1. Ahh thank you so much Haley! Such a great help!

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  13. I think I had tea with ginger, also with cinnamon and it tastes delicious!

    Love,
    FASHIONHYPNOTISED

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    1. Yum!! Cinnamon is a great idea! Thank you x

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  14. Jade, I'm an avid tea drinker. :) Green tea is a fave of mine and so very, very healthy for us as you've noted. Love your sweet pic with your teacup! Cheers, Doll! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Tina! :) I collect cups - so I couldn't resist when I saw this one haha

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  15. wow didnt know this two did so much good to the body :) I think extensions are cool, good to switch things up once in a while and add a little volume to the hair.
    done! thanks for the follow, cant wait to see your awesome posts!

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    1. Thanks for your sweet comment - really means a lot to me xxx

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  16. Thanks for sharing I love drinking tea and coffee but I never tried green tea, well after reading this I think I might give green tea a try :) thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my page :) was wondering if you would like to follow each other? Do let me know & tks again xx
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  17. Green tea is one of my favorites. Not only is it very beneficial and healthy, but it also tastes great hot or iced.
    www.lifesacupoftea.com

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    1. Love the name of your blog! :)
      I've never had iced green tea before! I will definitely try it out at some point! Thank you!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment. I'm checking out your blog right now x

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  19. I am a green tea addict, I drink a lot of I'd not only because of its health benifits but also because I love it.. You must try tulsi green tea by organic india , it's fab
    Happy Valentines day
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    1. I'd love to try it - I'll see if I can find it in South Africa :)
      xxx

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  20. I've heard green tea's great,but I really don't like it lol :D
    Great post anyway

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    1. Thanks Sofija :)
      It's an acquired taste but you get used to it and it is so worthwhile x

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  21. I love drinking tea too, i drink 2 times a day :)

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    1. Nice! I should probably have a routine - but usually I drink about 6 cups a day hahaha blush

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  22. Great Post. Lovely Blog.
    I am following your blog. pls follow back,xxx
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    1. Checking out your blog now - many thanks for the comment and follow! x

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  23. Yum! I love tea. Would you like to follow each other on GFC, Facebook and/or Bloglovin? Please let me know if you're interested. Latest post Cheers to a Green January

    Louisa Moje
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  24. I love drinking tea! great post!

    hollykatebeautyblogger.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I was living in a level of pain before I came to know that green drinks existed. Now, once I stop taking Green supplements for a few days I immediately feel my energy levels drop, headaches set in, and I feel pretty out of it. The second I get going on it again, I feel myself coming back into alignment with lots of energy.

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