What do the two have in common?  English as a second language and green tea?!  For me, memories.

Back when I was newly married, I volunteered to visit a Chinese student weekly and teach English to her.  No, I didn’t know Chinese and she knew little English.  She started each session in her apartment by steeping some wonderfully fragrant, leafy green tea.  She’d leave the leaves in the bottom of the glass.  Drinking tea together was a way to break the ice (try explaining that idiom to a foreigner!).

Tea isn’t just a wonderful way to greet someone, it’s a way to pay homage to your health.  I recently spent the last 4 days in bed and all my body craved was chicken soup and tea – not coffee oddly enough – I normally LOVE my coffee.

Green tea has benefits beyond coffee from soothing an upset stomach, to reducing cholesterol (http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-benefits-of-green-tea-that-you-didnt-know-about.html) and many more.

Add a green tea to your daily routine; either with a meal or inbetween coffees.  I always choose organic because I don’t want pesticides getting into my system after all this work I do to keep it clean and healthy.

Google how many are enough to keep your metabolism running on high.  My job is to introduce you to new items every week and show you how I got off of my diabetes medication.  Remember, everyone is different, so your results may vary.

Healthy Homework:  Try to build memories around healthy food.  Invite a friend over for (organic) tea but avoid the cookies and cakes. Focus on the moment, not the food.  Create a ritual around tea. #healthyhomework