Monday, 15 September 2014

#TeenBlogSeries - Week 4- Healthy Recipe


Teen Bloggers Anouska Millar and Beth have decided to start a project called #TeenBlogSeries. Its aim is to bring together lots of the teens/young adults in the blogging community. For the next ten consecutive weeks, over 80 bloggers will be writing every Monday at 6:30pm about many different things, all beauty, lifestyle or fashion related. You can view everyones posts by going to the hashtag on twitter "TeenBlogSeries". If you would like to get involved email: anouskateenblogger@googlemail.com. 

This week for #TeenBlogSeries the title for the post is 'Healthy Food Recipe' so even though we all crave a bit of chocolate through our teen years, its definitely important to keep our bodies healthy and eat some good stuff too. 

Its been my first week at Sixth Form this week and its been super hectic so unfortunately I haven't had chance to make some of my favourite healthy/ veggie meals to photograph and write about for you... keep an eye out here on my blog for recipes on my Mum's famous veggie lasagna and my specialty 'whatever is in the fridge' salad in the future though!

So today rather than showing you a healthy food recipe, I'm going to talk about one of my favourite health benefits: green tea. 

Green tea is supposedly the healthiest beverage on the planet! Its loaded with antioxidants and nutrients which improve brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits.

Before a few months ago I hated the taste of green tea, as my family would buy caffeine green tea and add honey to it however I tried decaf green tea and fell in love with the taste! It also made me feel refreshed and after a few weeks, months of drinking it every day I have definitely noticed the health benefits. 

Here are some facts about green tea: 

1.) It improves health- Green tea contains all sorts of bioactive compounds and anti- oxidants which are great for your body!

2.) Helps with fat burning and improves your physical performance- it also increases the metabolic rate of your body, so could help with weight loss!

3.) Helps lower risk of cancer and old age diseases- the antioxidants in green tea lowers the risk of cancer. If you drink green tea, you could be 22% less likely to get breast cancer, 48% less likely to get prostate cancer and 57% less likely to get colorectal cancer. The bioactive compounds in green tea can also have various protective effects on neurons and may reduce the risk of both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

4.) Green tea can kill bacteria- therefore inhibit the growth of plaque on your teeth and also can lower the risk of infections and even prevent food poisoning!

5.) It relaxes you- green tea slows down your heartbeat and relaxes your body to feel calmer and happier. :) 


6.) It has no calories! (as long as you drink it plain... no added sugar!) so no need to worry about a calorie count!

7.) Prevents bad breath- yup, that's right! 

8.) It comes in all different kinds of flavours, from salted caramel to mango and passion fruit- there are plenty to try! 

Okay, so now you know how great green tea is for you. Seriously, it does a world of good and I would urge everybody and anybody to start drinking it. 

What is your favourite tea? Let me know by commenting below or tweeting me @LittleEllieMae :)

Have a great day!
Ellie Mae x

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