Friday, March 02, 2012

Remember This ALWAYS

When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. ~Maya Angelou Remember this because it will happen many times in your life. When people show you who they are the first time believe them. Not the 29th. time. When a man doesn't call you back the first time, when you are mistreated the first time, when someone shows you lack of integrity or dishonesty the first time, know that this will be followed many many other times, that will some point in life come back to haunt or hurt you. Live your life in truth. Don't pretend to be someone your not. You will survive anything if you live your life from the point of view of truth. (Oprah)

Super Foods

I've been working hard to remove chemicals and junk food from my life. I started a reduction in chemicals that I use in personal hygiene a couple of months ago. Sometimes I just don't like what I should. I have never been a fan of Green tea even though I realize that it is listed as one of the super foods that are very good for us. If everything good for us tasted like bacon I would be very healthy! I recently read this article about green tea that I thought I would share.

Twig Tea We've all heard about the benefits of green tea; out of all teas, it has the highest content of polyphenols, which are chemicals with potent antioxidant properties (believed to be even greater than those of vitamin C). But while green tea is made solely from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis bush, twig tea—sometimes called kukicha twig tea—is made from (you guessed it) the twigs. Roasting them yields a smoky flavor and aroma that might be just the ticket for those who find regular green tea too astringent. All the goodness of green tea is still present, though. One more perk: Twig tea contains 90 percent less caffeine than regular brewed coffee (green tea contains about 60 percent less). Drink it hot or iced, or brew a cup and add it to soup broth for added enrichment.