1. Tea can sweep away calcium deposits

    Protect your arteries with a daily cup of THIS

    You know how important calcium is, especially as you get older. You absolutely need it to ensure strong and healthy bone.

    But unfortunately, most of the calcium in the typical diet doesn't head for the bone. It goes exactly where you DON'T want it: in the coronary arteries.

    As you age, you're bound to have some calcium building up in there. But it's something you need to limit, since too much calcium leads to the hardened arteries that set the stage for a heart attack.

    Now, the latest research reveals a simple, safe, and absolutely delicious way to stop calcium from hardening your arteries and cut your risk of a heart attack.

    All you have to do is drink more tea!

    According to the new study in the American Journal of Medicine, a little tea rushing through your body is almost like a cleanup crew, sweeping out the excess calcium.

    Just a cup or two a day is all it takes to slow the progression of coronary artery calcium, when compared to folks who drink little to no tea -- including people who drink coffee instead.

    In fact, just that little bit -- a cup or two a day of green or black tea -- will cut the risk of a calcium score above 100, which is considered the "danger zone" for coronary artery disease.

    Drinking tea daily will even cut your risk of cardiovascular events such as a heart attack by 29 percent.

    Folks who drink coffee, on the other hand, actually have a slightly higher risk of heart problems, according to the study -- although in this case, it doesn't seem connected to calcium in the arteries, since it didn't lead to any increase in buildup.

    That said, it also didn't slow it down. So at best, you can say coffee's neutral when it comes to those all-important calcium scores.

    And while there may be some health benefits to coffee, there have also been some concerns over possible links to cancer.

    In addition, coffee contains very high levels of caffeine -- high enough that it could cause problems, especially in people who are sensitive.

    Tea is a better option, since it contains lower levels of caffeine and higher levels of healthy antioxidants. Tea can also fight cancer, protect the brain, and cut your risk of heart problems.

    The only thing to watch for is where it comes from. Tea is very sensitive to metals and other contaminants and can pull them right out of the soil and into the leaves -- so don't buy any tea grown in China or anyplace else with a questionable safety record.

  2. Tea cuts risk of cardiovascular problems

    Tea can stop heart problems from brewing

    Let’s face it: The best part of waking up is definitely NOT Folgers in your cup.

    Most folks who “like” coffee don’t actually like coffee. The only way they can even stomach the stuff is with so much sugar, milk, and flavored creamers that what’s left can barely even be called coffee.

    It’s just a sugar delivery system at that point.

    But tea? That’s another story, because tea tastes great hot or iced without so much as a drop of sugar. It also contains just enough caffeine to perk you up without making you all jumpy and edgy the way coffee does.

    Now, the latest science reveals one more reason to start your day with a piping hot (or ice-cold) cup of tea: It can protect your heart and maybe even save your life.

    Just one cup of tea per day will send your heart risk plunging, cutting the odds of a heart attack or any other major cardiovascular problem by 35 percent.

    Even better, tea can sweep through your arteries and help clear out the junk that doesn’t belong, like the calcium deposits that can build up and lead to heart disease, heart attack, stroke and dementia.

    The study finds that over 11 years, people who drink between one and three cups of tea per day have less calcium gumming up the arteries than folks who drink other beverages.

    Since “other” no doubt includes plenty of coffee drinkers – few people consistently drink both on a daily basis – that would suggest tea is better for your heart and arteries than coffee.

    The new study focused on both black and green tea, and the researchers say they can’t tell which one packs a bigger punch when it comes to heart protection.

    I say it doesn’t really matter much. Although green tea is better for cutting cancer risk, you’ll get a cup full of disease-fighting, age-defying, life-extending antioxidants either way.

    Those great benefits are why a study last year even found that tea can cut your risk of a premature death by a stunning 40 percent.

    If a drug did that, they’d charge about $1,000 a pill for it!

    Instead, you can get those benefits for pennies per cup – but don’t get the cheapest one you can find.

    0Tea is very sensitive to its soil and can even pull metals and other contaminants out and store them in its leaves. Most cheaper teas are grown in China, where the soil is often packed with dangerous chemicals – so pay a little extra for organic teas, ideally those grown here in the United States, if you can find it.

  3. Brain protecting benefits of green tea

    Green tea can protect the brain, helping the different regions to communicate with each other and enhancing your cognitive function, a new study finds.
  4. Coffee drinkers live longer

    A new study shows that people who drink the most coffee live the longest -- but you have to drink a lot of coffee to get that benefit.
  5. Two easy tricks that can lower your BP

    When it comes to blood pressure, it seems like the mainstream has just two answers: a low-salt diet and meds. And both of them are bad ideas.
  6. Healthy aging begins with a sip

    If anyone knows a thing or two about healthy aging, it's the Japanese. They live longer and better than anyone else on the planet, nearly five years longer than Americans on average. So what's the secret?
  7. In hot water over tea

    Tea comes packed with plenty of great benefits--but if you're selling tea, don't you dare talk about all of those benefits!

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