Hello everyone! To kick off the month of February, I introduced a new series called A Match(a) Made in Heaven. Under the category "A Matcha Made in Heaven" you'll find different ways to use green tea or matcha. This is the first post in the series, so I'll just start by introducing the two ingredients that I love so much.
Green tea is a staple for me. If you're feeling drowsy, unfocused, and all around sluggish it's probably because your body isn't getting the nutrients it needs. It's made from Camellia sinensis leaves and is the oldest herbal tea in the world. Studies around the world prove that green tea helps refocus the mind, energize the body, promote physical endurance, and fight off various diseases or illnesses. So basically, it's your new best friend.
Aside from the very general health benefits, I've found that green tea has calmed my occasional anxiety. For those of you who are dealing with depression, anxiety, or any other kind of mental illness, first and foremost I want you to know that it's not your fault. While this blog prides itself in promoting self care, it is important to remember that weekly facials and healthy eating will not and should not be the only actions taken. Please, if you feel like you are going through some mental issues, seek professional help.
On that note, I am not a licensed doctor and this blog should not be your only source of support! If you have questions and need someone to talk to, you can email me at anytime. While I cannot prescribe anyone their necessary medication or serve as a therapist, I can be a listener.
It's incredible to think about all the health benefits that stem from one ingredient. There are numerous ways to consume green tea as well as matcha, which is a powder form of processed green tea. I intend to experiment with different usages of both green tea and matcha, so stay tuned!
I hope this post has empowered you all to pay very close attention to your emotional and physical wellbeing. Aside from natural remedies, there are always more options available to you. Please remember that while you should care for yourself, there is nothing wrong with asking for a little help.
Until next post, friends! Stay healthy.