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Green Tea Goodness

As the temperature outside rises, we all look for ways to keep ourselves hydrated throughout the summer months. How often have you felt tired and had a killer headache on those hot,
sticky days and not realized it’s because you are dehydrated?
If you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing iced beverage, brew your own iced green tea.  Green tea is one of the healthiest beverages to reach for because its rich in polyphenols, like
EGCG which may play a role in preventing cancerous cells from growing (how great is that?).  Some companies, like Carrington Farms, make green teas in delicious flavors like Green tea
with mint, lemon or even jasmine for variety. I also change it up by adding mint leaves or fruit such as lemon, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries or strawberries to my tea with a teaspoon
of honey.  One last thing– green tea has only about 30 mg caffeine compared to 140 mg caffeine in a cup of coffee so you don’t need to worry about getting the caffeine jitters.  A healthy, refreshing summer beverage to keep you healthy and hydrated….drink up!

Health Benefits of Tea

What if there was a healthy alternative to medications that provided relief from anxiety, joint pain, nausea, insomnia and symptoms of the common cold and flu? What if there was also a way to decrease your likelihood of developing certain cancers and decrease your risk of developing heart disease without prescription drugs?  It’s even possible you already have this remedy in your kitchen cabinet. The surprising answer: chamomile, herbal or green teas.
The chamomile herb has been used for centuries and is widely known for its soothing properties. Drinking chamomile tea has a mild sedative effect which helps to reduce feelings of anxiety, nervousness, or sleeplessness. It is also well established as a muscle relaxant and works effectively when 2-3 cups a day are consumed. But, since it is naturally caffeine-free, there is no reason to worry about over-consuming. Chamomile tea is a natural way to relax achy muscles, lessen the severity of muscular spasms, headaches and menstrual cramps. Drinking chamomile tea can also help to boost the production of white blood cells in your body. Researchers from London’s Imperial College found that people who drank five cups a day for 2 weeks had increased levels of polyphenols which can help prevent illness. Ideally, try to drink your tea without milk because researchers believe the milk may interfere with the absorption of the healthy nutrients.
Chamomile is often combined with other herbs, such as mint, licorice, lemongrass and valerian root to create an herbal tea that offers a wide array of health benefits. As a rule, herbal teas are naturally decaffeinated and can be consumed freely to help relieve aches and pains, stomach cramps, and lessen symptoms of anxiety and insomnia.
Green tea is considered one of the healthiest beverages that can be consumed. Although it does have about 30 mg caffeine per cup, that amount is low compared to 140 mg per cup of coffee. Green tea is  rich in polyphenols which are natural chemicals that are recognized for their health benefits. They promote antioxidant activity and have been shown to decrease and inhibit the growth of cancerous cells. The American Medical Association published a study in 2006 that suggested the increased consumption of green tea was positively associated with decreased mortality due to disease, including those related to cardiovascular problems and cancer.
The quality of the tea you are drinking is also important. If you have made the choice to achieve health benefits naturally, you will likely also agree that the tea itself should  be 100% organic. This gives peace of mind for the highest standards of quality. Carrington Farms‘ Chamomile, Soothing Herbal and Green Tea with Lemon are organic with a unique biodegradable, compostable packaging. With no tag, no waste, and almost a zero carbon foot print, not only are they good for your health, they are good for the environment. Tea time is anytime…drink to your health!