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I’m the first one to admit, I struggle to eat healthy. And I’ve been addicted to coffee since the ripe age of 12. It’s pathetic really. Recently, I’ve found a healthier alternative to my daily Starbucks fix: Bigelow Green Tea. I get my caffeine fix in a more nutritious form. It’s pretty much a no brainer!
Green tea is renowned for it’s natural antioxidants which will clear up your skin of acne for that fresh, glowing look we desire as women. Cosmetic products have even begun adding green tea which prevents sun damage and slows the aging process by acting on free radicals. Let’s keep those wrinkles at bay!
Quick tip: For a natural sunscreen, boil 2 cups water with half a cup of green tea leaves for 5-10 minutes over medium heat. Separate the leaves and let cool to room temperature. Apply solution to face with a cotton ball and store the remainder in an airtight container.
Quick tip: To refresh your face after a long day, mix 100 grams of green tea with half liter of water and let sit at room temperature for 40 minutes. Store in fridge for when you need a quick pick me up.
Quick tip: Swap your daily toner with frozen cubes of freshly brewed green tea.
For strong and healthy nails, soak them in green tea once a week. Rid those pesky yellow stains from constantly changing your polish will vanish!
Quick tip: Use green tea essential oils on your cuticles and rid yourself of brittle nails.
By incorporating green tea into your daily diet, your metabolic rate will speed up to burn fat and intensify the rate your body turns food into calories. Green tea reduces body fat and bloating, while detoxifying the body and suppressing food cravings.
Green tea inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses in your mouth in addition to preventing the growth of plaque on your teeth by strengthening tooth enamel.
Quick tip: Swish a highly concentrated mixture of one tea bag + one cup water in your mouth and voila, instant fresh breath!
Green tea stimulates the growth of hair and softens it.
Quick tip: Create a green tea rinse by steeping 3-4 bags in half a liter of water and use after rinsing out shampoo and conditioner.
Boosts immune system
Sick and tired of being sick and tired? The antioxidants along with polyphenols and flavanoids swarming in green tea will not only help you fight infections, but prevent them from occurring in the first place. The key is Vitamin C!
Lowers stress and boosts brain power
This is the kicker for me. As a college kid, I suffer the worst anxiety when it comes to exams, future careers, and relationships. Wanna stay sane through the trials and tribulations of everyday life? Green tea is key!
The majority of women will suffer from Osteoperosis or weak and brittle bones in old age. We’ve always been told the calcium in milk will help combat this, but breaking news: Green tea will do the same!
Now if you are not yet familiar with Bigelow teas, your taste buds are missing out! Bigelow is an American family owned biusiness, 3 generations deep. Tea bags come in airtight foil pouches to ensure the highest quality taste. Bigelow comes in a wide array of flavors from Chai to mint and cinnamon to apple. Something to pique your interest, no matter the season!
4 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar
Zest of one lime
4 bags Bigelow Green Tea
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (4-6 limes)
1. In a medium saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and lime zest to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved, then remove pan from heat.
2. Put green tea bags in hot water mixture and steep for one minute. Remove.
3. Let mixture stand 30 minutes to cool. Strain through a fine sieve into a pitcher.
4. Stir in fresh lime juice and serve over ice. Yield: 4 glasses.
Pick up you Bigelow Green Tea with a bonus 4-pack while supplies last! I recommend the Pomegranate!