Tea: What Is Jasmine Tea?

One of the tea blends you simply cannot miss is Jasmine tea. If you’ve never tried it, you’re missing a real treat. Much of the world has already discovered the fragrance and flavor of Jasmine tea. In fact, it is the most popular Chinese flavored tea. What makes jasmine tea so special is its special blend of high quality loose tea leaves with jasmine petals. The jasmine petals impart a delicate yet very aromatic fragrance to the tea. The jasmine petals also impart a slightly sweet flavor to the tea. Jasmine has been produced in China for at least 700 years. The original production of jasmine tea included plucking the jasmine blossoms just as they are beginning to bloom and …

Tea: The Best White Persian Melon Tea Pluckings

If you haven’t experienced White Persian Melon tea, you’ve missed a real treat. White Persian Melon tea is a flavorful blend of white tea combined with sweet melon nectar. It’s one of healthiest and most refreshing beverages you can drink. But, like other teas, some White Persian Melon teas are better than others. Making great White Persian Melon tea, of course, requires the best white tea with the best melon flavoring. One of the features that people typically evaluate in determining good tea is when the tea is plucked. However, this is not the best way to judge the White Persian Melon Tea you’re buying. White tea can only be harvested for about two weeks during March and April of …

Tea: The Best Green Tea Blends

Green tea is fast becoming one of the hottest ways to look after your health. More and more research is surfacing that suggests that drinking green tea may be one of the simplest things you can do to live a longer and healthier life. Green tea is special because of the way that it’s processed. Though it comes from the same plant as black tea, it is produced in an entirely different way. During processing, black tea is allowed to oxidize, or ferment. Green tea however, is simply dried and then steamed or fired to prevent the oxidation process from occurring. It sounds like a simple difference, but it causes some very powerful differences between the two types of tea. …

Tea’s Potential For Weight Loss

Losing weight is a topic on the mind of many. It’s no secret that long term weight loss and maintenance require long term life changes. In order to successfully lose weight and keep it off you must consume fewer calories each day than your body uses. This allows your body to use stored fat as energy, rather than food. So, eating less is just half the equation. Since you can only reduce your calorie intake by so much, it’s critical to also increase the amount of calories your body uses each day. This is why exercise is so important. Exercise burns calories while you’re exercising, but also increases your metabolic rate for several hours after you finish. Exercising by lifting …

More Evidence That Tea Helps With Weight Loss

Every little bit of help is useful when you’re trying to lose weight or keep your weight stable as you get older. Diet and exercise are still the most important components of weight loss and maintenance, but studies are showing that tea, particularly green tea, may be able to provide some assistance in losing weight and keeping it off. For centuries, Asians have used green tea for health. In addition to Asian cultures having a much lower incidence of serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease, they also are far less likely to be overweight. Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. While there are several different types of tea, all true tea comes from this plant. The differences …

Minimize The Risk Of Additives With Homemade Energy Drink

We can see variety of energy drinks in cans or in bottles on TV commercials, in the market and even in local stores. Each of them are promoting and telling you about how it would increase your resistance, healthy performance and mind functions. Convincing you about its probable benefits, and its special characteristic that vary give them the edge among the other brand. However, these Energy beverages are quite expensive and for some people who are health conscious found out that these are not safe to drink at all times due to the reason that some of the brands contain artificial additives and high dosages of stimulants such as caffeine, which may cause worst effect on them. Why try to …

Pasta Salad As A Healthy Alternative

Pasta has always been associated with weight and a heavy feeling. True, pasta is rich in carbohydrate, a food group most often than not, shunned by weight watchers. However, there are still people who find it hard to avoid this altogether. And they are right in thinking so. Although it tends to add weight if taken in excess, carbohydrate is very important because it gives the body the energy it needs to enable it to do its work properly. So for those who cannot give up pasta, there is an alternative. Instead of having it th traditional way ( with meat and bacon, and cream and all the fatty substances), why not have it as a salad? Below are three …

Outdoor Lighting Grill Deck Adds Another Dimension To The BarbQ

There are a number of attractive outdoor lighting grill decks available today; all you have to do is first choose the type of lighting you want and then evaluate the different brands in order to select one that is most appropriate. Often times, the choice may be restricted to a particular brand or shape. The choice will surely settle on the product that adds luster to the grill deck, and which suits the budget as well. The outdoor lighting grill deck gives an added dimension, and if the lights are placed strategically, they can help in setting the mood and prove to be safer as well as help to focus attention on the grill deck. This is important because grill …

Green Tea’s Effect On Body Fat

Losing weight is a subject on the minds of many. Our eat on the run, tv watching lifestyle has led many of us to have bigger waistlines than we’d like; and bigger waistlines than are healthy for us. In fact, the US Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 60 million Americans, or 30% of the adult population, are obese. Obesity related illnesses are going to lead the pack as causes of death in our country very soon if we don’t get ourselves back on track. Obesity leads to heart disease, high blood pressure, Type II diabetes and increases your risk for some forms of cancer. As our weight increases, so do our risk levels. So, how do we go …

Green Tea Extract

What is Green Tea Extract? Green Tea Extract is the concentrate of the green tea leaf. The leaf is steeped in alcohol or some other solvent, which is then left to evaporate, leaving the extract. It has all the essential properties of the Green Tea Leaf. The extract has more of the essential parts, while parts of the leaf have no benefit, or effect at all. Why You WANT it Just as in green tea, the extract is loaded with plant nutrients called phytochemicals. They’re among some of nature’s strongest and most beneficial substances. The anti-oxidant rich phytochemicals, powerfully defend against the damages caused by free radicals in our bodies. The free radicals are ‘missing a screw’; literally, they have …

Title: All About The Enchanting Food We Call Chocolate

Word Count: 335 Summary: Almost everyone I have ever met loves chocolate. The best thing about chocolate is that it comes in many different shapes and sizes, including white chocolate, hot chocolate, fudge, and even chocolate chip cookies. Another great attribute of chocolate is that it tastes good with almost anything, so you can always work in a little chocolate with most meals. Most people I know believe that chocolate makes them feel good after they eat it. Chocolate is also one of the most p… Keywords: Article Body: Almost everyone I have ever met loves chocolate. The best thing about chocolate is that it comes in many different shapes and sizes, including white chocolate, hot chocolate, fudge, and even …

Acai Berries Are The New Superfruit

Berries and chocolate. Generally a great combination, right? What if there was a berry that had a cocoa flavor in it? Well as nature would have it, there is. This extraordinarily nutritious berry is called the acai berry (pronounced a-sigh-ee). While it doesn’t exactly taste like pure chocolate, the bitterness of cacao is incorporated into acai’s intense flavor. The flavor is actually hard to pinpoint as some of its juices have been compared to bitter raspberries while others claim acai produces a salty aftertaste (like say, olives.) Ok, I’m the one that said that. But the flavor is not the only thing that makes acai so unique. From the rainforests of the Amazons, acai berries have been consumed by Brazilians …