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Yes, it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I was having the hardest time trying to decide what I wanted the format of this place to be. I’ve been back and forth in my head about it, but I’ve finally decided. I would like “A Healthy Enthusiasm” to be a dumping ground of sorts for all the health and nutrition info I’m taking in.  It’s hard to keep up with all the facts I read about, and I need a place to put it all. That’s where this blog comes in. But, I still want there to be a point and focus to this place, so I will do my best to keep things readable.  Just think of my posts as contemporary art on the walls. You might not always get it right off the bat, but stare at it long enough and you will find something you like about it. Ha! 🙂

Also, there might be times when I get on my soapbox and rant. In those times, it’s best to let me be until it’s out of my system. LOL!!

Seriously though, please share your point of view.  I am very open-minded and eager to learn. As long as you keep it friendly, I’m open to challenge and welcome healthy debate.

P.S.  Please gentle reader, go easy on me regarding grammatical errors. I will do my best to keep them at bay, but I am not a seasoned writer, so some might slip in from time to time.

Ok, let the randomness begin…just kidding. Next post will be about the health benefits of Dark Chocolate. Yum!! 🙂


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You may ask, “Why should I add green tea into my diet? Seriously Amanda, every other day a new study comes out telling me I should drink this or eat that. What makes this so different?”  Trust me, as a person who studies nutrition, I understand the frustration. I know how annoying it is to read that something is good for you, only to read a new study the next day that tells you it’s not. Green tea is the real deal, and is full of lovely cell protecting jewels called antioxidants.

So…give in to the power of the tea. 🙂

Here are some reasons why you should drink green tea every day:

  • Slow down effects of aging. The antioxidants in green tea help prevent free radicals from damaging your cells. Protected cells=less wrinkles.
  • Provides revitalizing energy. Enough to run a marathon…well…maybe not that much, but more than you have now…so drink up. 🙂
  • Boosts immunity due to its catechin content. Catechins help prevent bad bacteria from attaching themselves to your cell walls.
  • Astringent effect. Rinse your mouth out with the green stuff and strengthen your gums.
  • Helps reduce cholesterol
  • Helps your body become more Alkaline. Reduction of acidity levels in the body is vital for disease prevention.
  • Helps keep your blood sugar level by improving pancreatic health.
  • Speeds up your metabolism, and aids in weight loss
  • Free radical protection is known to protect against cancer. Less free radicals=lessen your chance for cancer. 
    is reason enough for me to drink it every day!*

Did you know:

A cup of green tea has more antioxidants than broccoli, spinach, carrots, or strawberries.

Easy ways to drink green tea:

Instead of grabbing a coffee at Starbucks, why not grab a green tea. I like mine venti, iced, and unsweetened. 🙂


Grab your BPA free water bottle and add a bag of green tea. Like this:

Remove the string and staple, cut down the center, and tie together to keep the tea in its bag.

Drop in

Drink up 🙂 (refill again and get more green tea goodness)

My favorite green teas:

Yogi, Green Kombucha 16 Teabags

I also like  Teavana. A little pricey, but totally worth it. My favorite is the Moroccan Mint Green Tea.

Wishing you all radiant health! 😉


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