More good news about tea

Saturday, November 17, 2007

This is an excerpt from an article on Dr. Mercola. I recommend popping over there to read the contents in full (about a 90 second read.)

Black Tea Shows Blood Sugar Benefits: Americans drink about 2.25 billion gallons of tea each year -- that’s about 132 cups of tea per person per year. While this sounds like a lot, you may actually need five to 10 cups of most green or black teas a day to reap many of their protective benefits.

Still, one of the active ingredients in tea, epigallo-catechin gallate (EGCG), really does show potential to fight a wide range of diseases, including:
Plus, a growing body of research suggests that the wonderful polyphenols in tea can lower your cholesterol, triglyceride levels and blood pressure, and even help to protect your bones.

I still believe that water should be your beverage of choice, and should make up the majority of your fluid intake, but adding tea to your day is a perfectly sensible choice for an additional beverage.

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  1. Tea, tea, tea. If I put 3 teabags in one big mug is that one tea or three??

  2. Vicki does raise a good question. Does it have to be ten cups of black tea or just the benefits of the ten tea bags (or scoops of loose leaves)? I can only imagine how that would taste...


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