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Healthy Tea – 7 Benefits


Just read an article about Healthy Tea — 7 benefits, and was surprised by what I read. I know that tea was good for you but did you know there are studies going on to prove it could help with sun protection? This was a new and interesting find for me.

I like how this article talks about the benefits of tea on a variety of health issues and keeps it simple. Nothing worst then reading an article and there is a lot of medical talk. Though I am getting better at reading those from a layman’s perspective. Here is the article so you can see the health benefits for yourself.

9 Healthy Reasons to Quench Your Thirst With Tea

by www.reliv.com

Iced tea is a summer staple, whether you’re sipping it straight, flavored with lemon or mint, or sweetened up. Not only is iced tea refreshing on a sweltering day, it’s also healthy.

Tea is steeped in beneficial compounds such as flavonoids and polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties. Whether you choose iced tea or hot tea, black or green tea, you’re making a healthy choice.

Check out some of tea’s specific benefits:

 Arthritis. Tea reduces inflammation and slows cartilage breakdown to improve arthritis. Research has also shown that tea-drinking older women are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis.

Cancer. Studies are showing tea’s polyphenols, especially those in green tea, may play a role in preventing or delaying several types of cancer, from colon cancer to ovarian cancer. For example, researchers in a large clinical study compared green tea drinkers with non-drinkers and found that those who drank the most tea were significantly less likely to develop pancreatic cancer.

Heart. Drinking tea regularly has been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and atherosclerosis (clogged arteries). Tea also keeps blood vessels functioning properly.

Immune System. Tea contains a component that research finds can strengthen the immune system against infection, bacteria, viruses and fungi.

Oral health. The antioxidants in tea suppress the growth of bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum diseases.

Diabetes. A study showed green tea promoted glucose metabolism in healthy human volunteers while it also lowered blood sugar levels in those who already had diabetes. Compounds in black, green and oolong teas have been shown to increase insulin activity, which can help those with type 2 diabetes. Those who drank more than three to four cups of tea per day had about a one-fifth lower risk of diabetes than those who didn’t drink tea.

Cholesterol. Some studies have shown both green and black tea can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, both risk factors for heart disease.

Sun protection. Tea may reduce the risk of skin cancer due to UV exposure, according to studies.

Weight loss. Studies on tea and green tea extract show they increase the number of calories burned and increased the rate of fat burned, which both lead to weight loss.

How to Sip Sweetly
If sweet tea is your favorite thirst-quencher, skip the sugar and spoon in Relìvables All-Natural Sweetener with zero calories and a full gram of healthy fiber. Using Relìvables sweetener is a delicious, guilt-free way to enjoy the sweet sips of summer.

I do like my tea sweetened and this is the best sweetener I have tried yet. Doesn’t have the artificial sweetener taste and they added a gram of healthy fiber to make it good for you! You have got to love the brilliance at Reliv.

If you found this article educational please comment below. Would love to hear your thoughts and comments.

Cheers to Your Optimal Health!

Katrina van Oudheusden

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June 17, 2010 - Posted by | Health, Health and Wellness, Heart Disease, Nutrition, weight loss | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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