Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

Green Tea Living is bursting with great tips for improving your life, whether in how to lose weight and be more fit, saving money through minor changes, or helping out our environment daily. Toshimi Kayaki’s advice is refreshing and wise—and easy to follow!

Kayaki's book shows readers how to adapt Japanese ways into Western life, through special healthy foods, unique exercises, homemade cosmetics and cleaning methods.


Keep checking this page for updates on the 100+ tips from the book for how to enjoy every day with a fresh and healthy outlook!


Tip #1:

 Wake up with a delicious and refreshing cup of green tea, instead of your normal coffee. Green tea has many benefits besides a welcome rush of energy. Tannins in the tea help clean your mouth and teeth, and vitamin C gives your body's immune system a boost. Plus, there is less caffeine in green tea, making you far less jittery.

To make the perfect cup of green tea, simply pour slightly cooled boiling water over tea leaves in a tea pot. Use roughly 2 tablespoons of tea leaves per person. Wait 30 seconds before serving in tea cups. (pgs 26-28)

Tip #2:

If you have dry skin or dark spots (small blackheads) around your nose, try an egg white mask to moisturize and cleanse.

1) Separate the white from the yolk of the egg.

2) Make a meringue by whipping the white until it's stiff.

3) Rub it on your face.

4) Wait 5 to 10 minutes.

5) Before it dries, wash it all off.


(p. 80)

  Tip #3:

 Carry a furoshiki (eco-bag) instead of wasting paper or plastic bags.

 The furoshiki is a type of traditional Japanese wrapping cloth that was often used to carry clothes, gifts, or other goods. It is rectangular in shape and is approximately 17 by 26 inches.

 In recent years, there has been a renewed interest in the furoshiki because it's reusable.

 The image on the left shows a fun and creative use for the furoshiki--wrap up a small amount of groceries to carry home using these simple steps!

 (p. 135)