tea

  1. This daily “ritual” could add YEARS to your life!

    In times of troubles and stress… just like what we’re going through right now… sometimes the best actions you can take are the simplest ones.

    Go ahead. Turn on the kettle. Let the water boil. And brew yourself a piping hot mug of your favorite tea.

    I feel a little more relaxed just thinking about this comforting daily ritual!

    But there’s more to tea than just the power to help you pause and enjoy a little calm.

    A lot more…

    Because new research reveals how making a habit out of it could SAVE you from heart disease and add YEARS to your life!

    How a TEA habit can SAVE your heart

    Tea drinkers live longer.

    That’s been shown in study after study, including the new one.

    But this latest report takes it a step further, revealing some of the best ways to get the benefits and why it works so well.

    Overall, folks who drink tea – especially green tea – three or more times a week have about a 20 percent lower risk of heart disease.

    Tea is also loaded with compounds that can help stop arteries from hardening, a major risk factor in two of our leading causes of death: heart attack and stroke.

    And sure enough, the study confirms that tea drinkers have a lower risk of those, too, cutting the risk of death from cardiovascular conditions by 22 percent, and death from ANY condition by 15 percent.

    The longer you keep at it, the more those risks plunge. When the researchers followed up with people as much as eight years later, the benefits essentially doubled.

    Those who were STILL drinking tea three or more times a week had a 39 percent lower risk of heart disease, a 56 percent lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 29 percent lower risk of death from all causes.

    That’s not all tea can do, of course. Other studies have found the tasty beverage can also:

    • FIGHT cancer
    • BLOCK tumor recurrence
    • ENHANCE memory
    • PREVENT dementia
    • SLOW aging
    • And MORE

    …it could even help you to lose weight!

    The biggest benefits tend to be from green tea, which is loaded with potent flavonoids such as epicatechin, catechin, and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).

    In the new study, about half of the tea drinkers preferred green tea.

    Just eight percent preferred black tea – and these folks didn’t see any real benefit.

    But I would write off black tea, either. It comes from the same leaves, the only difference being that black tea is oxidized, a process that alters the antioxidant makeup.

    That doesn’t make black tea bad; only different – and potentially with different benefits…

    Other studies show black tea can deliver protection from diabetes, heart disease and more.

    If you like both, drink both. If you prefer one, stick to what you like.

    Just make a habit it out if, especially here in these troubled times. With or without all of those other benefits, sometimes the best thing for you it to just sit back, relax and sip a cup of tea.

  2. 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.

  3. Tea cuts risk of cardiovascular problems

    Tea can help protect the heart, cutting your risk of heart attack or any other major cardiovascular problem by 35 percent.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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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