As I pulled my car up to the drive-thru, I noticed a line of approximately ten cars. The Universe is clearly not letting me give in to my cravings and temptations, and I greatly appreciate it. I came home to eat a small bowl of cereal with flax, and a nice steaming cup of chai green tea.
Because green tea, ladies and gentlemen, is incredible. We're all aware of the antioxidants, metabolism boosting, and cancer prevention benefits of green tea, am I right? Well here's a big shock. All green tea studies have inconclusive evidence for all of these benefits. However, I did a little research (because I swear by green tea's health benefits), and found a couple of points that I'd like to mention:
- Though there is no real sturdy evidence that green tea helps prevent or treat cancer, there is, however, limited evidence (found in 2014 by Meta-Analyses) showing a lower risk of lung cancer in women. (Yay!)
- Studies have found that green tea has been associated with a reduced risk of strokes. Green tea also has been known to lower blood pressure by minimal amounts, over a 3-6 month period.
Every time I enjoy a cup of green tea, though it doesn't give me energy like coffee does, it makes me feel at LEAST 85% better than I am already feeling. My joints don't feel stiff, my stomach and intestine region have zero pains (which is actually a common problem with me, but that's saved for another day), and I feel more alert. Maybe a placebo effect, you may ask? No! I dare say. I've been drinking green tea since I was a teenager. I didn't know how awesome it was then, I just liked it.
I'll tell you what, I've never had acne in my life. Well, at least a face full of acne. I got very lucky in my teen years. My t-zone was my problem area, and it wasn't even a problem. Occasional pimples around the time of my period? I mean, why would I complain? Well, because I was a teenager. I've now come to the realization that HEY. EVERYONE GETS ZITS. GET OVER IT. NO ONE CARES. IT'S A REGULAR THING. WELCOME TO LIFE.
If I could have a nickel for every time someone complimented my blemish-free, smooth as shit, evenly toned skin, I'd be several dollars richer. I'm going to let you in on my secret, ladies and gents. St. Ive's Blemish Control Green Tea Cleanser. I've been using it since I was in my late teens, and I will never use another product for my face. (Except for the Apricot Scrub from St. Ives. But only like, twice a week.) What are the benefits of this cleanser? WELL...:
- 100% natural extracts.
- Oil free
- Dermatologist tested
So there you have it. This is how awesome green tea is. So go pick yourself up a bottle of St. Ive's Blemish Control Green Tea Cleanser, make yourself a giant pot of green tea (because to really reap the benefits, you need to have 7+ cups a day), and bask in the beautiful healthiness of this gift from the Earth.