Weekly Tips for June 28, 2010

Posted on 29. Jun, 2010 by in Uncategorized

Tips from RockIt Mom:  

1. GREEN & 2. HEALTHY - This week we are combining the Green and Healthy tip because this item works for both categories.  GREEN TEA.  I have been doing a great deal of research lately for some special ladies and have read and read and read about the fabulous benefits of drinking green tea. 

Green Tea has the potential to fight cancer and heart disease — has been more than intriguing, as have limited studies about green tea’s role in lowering cholesterol, burning fat, preventing diabetes and stroke, and staving off dementia.  From personal experience with Mr. RockIt Mom, the green tea nightly has lowered his cholesterol, along with nutritional changes to his diet.  Not only does this miraculous tea aid in fighting this horrendous diseases, but raises your metabolism, curbs hunger and aids in nighttime digestion and ability to GO TO sleep.

A recent analysis of 22 studies that probed the correlation between high tea consumption and reduced risk for lung cancer concluded that by increasing your daily intake of green (not black) tea by two cups may reduce the risk of developing lung cancer by 18%. Of course, if you quit smoking or don’t live with a smoker, that too decreases your risk. 

In addition, the way green tea is cultivated, the minimal processing required — its leaves are withered and steamed, not fermented like black and oolong teas — green tea’s unique catechins, especially epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), are more concentrated.  What are EGCG?  

EGCG is a compound, found primarily in green tea, that exhibits anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and immunosuppressive effects. The potential  health benefits ascribed to green tea and EGCG include antioxidant effects, cancer chemoprevention, improving cardiovascular health, enhancing weight loss, protecting the skin from the damage caused by ionizing radiation, and others.  Really with all the benefits that EGCG can do for you, what would it hurt to have a cup of green tea daily?

Along with my research, it is found the best time to drink your tea is post-dinner.  As previously stated, it aids in boosting metabolism, hunger control and digestion.  All of which factor in about 8 pm, when you are raiding the cabinets looking for something sweet to eat or concoting desserts from pop tarts and syrup.  Don’t laugh, I have seen it done.  And not just by pregnant women!

Lipton has 11 different varities of green teas, as well as my favorite, YOGI teas, Jasmine teas and Organic Royal Matcha Green tea.  Try it out and report back. Let us know if all of these doctors, healthcare providers, nutritionists and 127 million people who drink it daily are correct.

3. RECIPE – Corn, Dill Baby Muffins. 

In visiting Caesars Palace this weekend, these were provided during our wine tasting and were so delicious I had to share. Jump over to Recipes and check it out. 

Thought to Ponder: Whatever happened to the lazy hazy days of summer? 

On Monday, my summer day consisted of getting up earlier than during the school year to pack lunches, backpacks, and beach gear for surf camp for both kids, deliver darlings to camp, stay at camp because my youngest was having issues, bring everyone home from camp, clean all supplies and children, exercise while they are having down time, deliver darlings to karate class, run to store for supplies for next day at camp, pick up darlings from karate, make dinner, clean kitchen from dinner, start laundry, work on nutritional journal for a client, referree the children during their monopoly game, read to the children, put children to bed, continue to work on Everest of laundry, take MY shower, plan RockIt Mom class for next day, load car for said class, reload backpacks and crash into bed at 11 pm.   

Is it just me or was my lazy summer days only applicable before I had children?  As always, love to hear all your thoughts, comments, ideas and requests.

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