First of all, we all know tea is a diuretic. Yes, it removes the excess water from your body. But there were other facts that were quite fascinating.
If you suffer from Type 2 diabetes, you might be interested to know that green tea can help control blood glucose levels. If your blood glucose levels have high peaks and low dips, green tea can aid in leveling them out, as can cinnamon. Green tea is also known for its cancer fighting capabilities and is believed to aid in weight loss.
For centuries different types of tea has been used for medicinal purposes. Centuries ago, tea was also a status symbol. Only the rich and wealthy were able to afford tea. In 1666, tea sold in Holland for $80 a pound, and of course we've all heard of the Boston Tea Party that took place in Boston Harbor prior to the American Revolution.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit about tea. One word of caution! Before using tea medicinally, be sure to contact your doctor.
And now to hand out a couple of awards. The Make My Day Award was presented to me by both Deena of Can I Be Pretty in Pink and Virginia of Small Reflections. Thank you so much, Ladies. You certainly did make my day with this beautiful award and you make my day everyday with your lovely comments and cheerful attitudes. I am honored that I bring brightness into your lives.
Lori at Pink Faded Roses
Carolyn at Talk to Grams
Anni at Hootin' Anni's
Lady Di at Kitty Justice
Betty at Country Charm
Thank you, Ladies, for bringing brightness and cheer into my lives as I visit you. Your blogs are beautiful and bring such a positive attitude into the world.
The award below was presented to me by Hootin' Anni. She is such a dear. We visit each other on almost a daily basis. Anni's blog always brings a smile to my face. She has such a positive outlook on life. Thank you, Anni. I'm honored.
Deena at Can I Be Pretty in Pink?
All of the people above go out of their way to make their blogs unique in a special way. Thanks to all of you. I always enjoy visiting.
I could go on and on with the people whose blogs I love to visit, but I limit myself to five recipients of every award that I pass on. Sometimes I chose to give an award to everyone. However, this time I wanted to mention these people who make the blogging world a great experience for their readers.
Have a great weekend and stay safe. ~Blessings, Mary~