Green Tea And Health: The Ohsaki Study

Tea is good for you. Now that’s a pretty blunt statement but - as you may have noticed if you've been reading some of the articles published in these pages lately - there have been a number of studies released over the past decade or so to support this assertion. One of the more noteworthy …

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Tea and Weight Loss

If you found this article by Googling "tea and weight loss," you also had nearly 21 million other hits. These days, the topic of tea and weight loss is hotter than your cuppa. But is there any truth to these claims? Maybe, maybe not. Green tea might ward off weight gain, according to a study …

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Rooibos and Cardiovascular Health

If you have yet to sample the pleasures of the South African herbal beverage known as rooibos (Aspalanthus linearis) it might be time to give it a whirl. Rooibos is also known as redbush, for the distinctive red color of the needle like leaves and the deep color of the finished beverage. This caffeine free …

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Tea and Cholesterol

There’s certainly no shortage of assorted and sundry wondrous claims for the potential health benefits of tea. Among these, the possibility that drinking tea might help lower your cholesterol level. One study suggested that drinking black tea might result in lower levels of low-density lipoprotein, a “bad” cholesterol, in a test group. The study was …

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Tea and Ovarian Cancer

Thus far in these pages, we’ve reported on a number of studies suggesting that there is a link between tea and improved health. Among them are several studies that have examined tea’s affect on various types of cancer, including breast cancer and lung cancer. Ovarian cancer isn’t nearly as well known as the types of …

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Typhoo Tea — The Doctor Is In

Tea has many well-documented health benefits. One tea company even declares this in the name of its tea — “Typhoo,” from a Chinese word meaning “doctor.” It’s a tea that’s been around since the early 1900s and is still enjoyed daily by millions. Modern medicine has only been around a relatively short time in man’s …

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More Health Benefit Claims About Tea

Tea is good. Tea is good for you. Some shrewd tea merchants tend to exaggerate the latter point in the service of selling more tea, but there’s strong evidence even so to indicate that tea has numerous health benefits. We’ve reported on a number of these potential benefits thus far. Here are a few more …

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Beau-Tea-Ful: Beautify Yourself with Tea

Tea is delicious and is also healthy for your body. However there are also many aspects of tea that can help to beautify you and your skin and hair. For example tea can be used as a beauty rinse for your hair. If you have dark hair, use black tea, concentrated (use approximately 2 teabags …

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How Do I Love Tea? Let Me Count the Ways…..

The love affair that many people have with drinking tea is one that has grown slowly over time. What starts off as a casual acquaintance blossoms into an amorous fascination. There have been many lists created with reasons as to why you ought to drink more tea, but love has so little to do with …

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Ayurveda — The Roots of Chai

[Editor's Note: This is an old article and appears to contain some unsubstantiated and inprecise information. "Chai" means "tea" - the author is obviously referring to a version of tea that has spices added to it and is more correctly called "masala chai" or "spiced tea."] Disclaimer: This is not intended as medical advice. Please consult …

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