Thursday, March 27, 2014

Drinking Green Tea


I have been participating in the Proverbs 31 bible study called, "The Made to Crave Action Plan." This week we learned about adding polyphenols into our diet. "Polyphenols are compounds found primarily in plants, especially in naturally ripened, dark-skinned fruits and vegetables. Current research suggests they may play a significant role in promoting health and preventing disease." Quote from "Made to Crave Action Plan" by Lysa Terkeurst & Dr Ski Chilton. Our assignment this week was to try to add as many as we can I to our diet. 

For me, these changes will have to be gradual based on our budget. For right now I do have green tea so I am brewing up all the green tea I have in the house to use as my primary drink.



Looking at the list, we already eat apples, corn, strawberries, grapes, raisins, dried cranberries, dried mangoes, oranges, broccoli, garlic, onions, nuts, dried beans, and cinnamon. That's encouraging! What I intend to start doing is being intentional about these foods and how much we eat. We will continue to get healthier as we gradually add these foods, whole grains and make good healthy food choices!







10 comments:

StillyBee said...

Beautiful post today!~Mary from Group 31

Sonya Boyter said...

Love your post. Sonya from group 31

Maryb said...

I love Green Tea, brewed and iced too. It is tasty! I add it to my water too for a splash of flavor. Have your tried lemon? I like a little lemon in my tea also. :) Thanks for sharing! Mary B. OBS leadership

DebbieP said...

Lemon sounds yummy!

madphoemom said...

i'm sitting with my first ever green tea! thanks for inspiration,

madphoemom said...

i have may first glass of greens tea right now! thanks for the inspiration!
blessings,
Sally from group 31!

madphoemom said...

i have may first glass of greens tea right now! thanks for the inspiration!
blessings,
Sally from group 31!

DebbieP said...

I used a free sample of jasmine green tea for my first glass today and didn't like hat flavor, but I like all the other flavors I've tried so far!

DebbieP said...

I used a free sample of jasmine green tea for my first glass today and didn't like hat flavor, but I like all the other flavors I've tried so far!

Shelly said...

I have also been trying green tea all week! It's definitely taking some getting used to, especially since I'm drinking it without sugar. I did add a teaspoon of organic honey :) Thanks for linking up today! ~Shelly (OBS Team)