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Drinking Hot Tea Linked to Lowered Glaucoma Risk

Drinking Hot Tea Linked to Lowered Glaucoma Risk

People who drink hot tea daily may be less likely than others to develop glaucoma symptoms, U.S. researchers say. Compared to coffee, soft drink and iced tea drinkers, study participants who consumed a cup or more of hot caffeinated tea daily had 74 percent lower odds of having glaucoma, the study authors report in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. “Glaucoma can lead to blindness, and it would be great if it could be prevented because there is no cure,” said…

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Natural Remedies For The Most Nagging Everyday Ailments

Natural Remedies For The Most Nagging Everyday Ailments

Post-work headache, we will bear you no more. Adaptation has its pros and cons. While we humans often benefit from melding into changing environments, we can also become accustomed to constant daily discomforts. Whether it’s the after-work headache, a cough that you can’t seem to shake, eye strain, achy joints or chapped lips, it could be time to raise the bar of expectation, wave the kitchen spoon, and bear it no more. For quick and easy remedies, here are some…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  Psychology says, when we’re constantly wishing for something, we overlook everything we already have. The mushrooms in Mario games are based on a real species called ‘Amanita Muscaria’ that when eaten, make people feel like they’re growing.   Straightening out the physical aspects of your life can also bring clarity to the mental one. Drinking white or green tea every day will minimize the environmental damage done to your skin, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. Happy Friday!  source:…

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9 Pesticide-filled Teas You Should Never Buy (and the Kind You Should!)

9 Pesticide-filled Teas You Should Never Buy (and the Kind You Should!)

Tea is one of the most popular drinks enjoyed around the world. Americans drink up to 80 billion cups of tea a year while their Canadian neighbors drink almost 10 billion cups of tea a year (1,2). Since tea is often praised as a healthy drink, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) decided to investigate whether or not the most popular tea brands contained traces of pesticides in their products that could undermine the health benefits of the tea. They found…

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A Cup of Tea a Day Could Keep Dementia and Alzheimer’s Away

A Cup of Tea a Day Could Keep Dementia and Alzheimer’s Away

Tea is one of the most widely consumed and healthiest beverages of all—perhaps only second to plain old water. Known to provide a variety of health benefits, such as decreasing the risk of cancer and heart disease, there’s now new evidence to suggest that older individuals who regularly drink tea may significantly reduce their risk of cognitive decline. A study from the National University of Singapore, which involved nearly 1,000 community-living Chinese adults ages 55 or older, looked at tea…

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Why Your Tea Should Be Organic

Why Your Tea Should Be Organic

For both simple and serious reasons, tea is the superhero of all beverages—most simply because it is versatile. It can be drunk hot or cold, winter or summer, and morning, noon, or night. More importantly, tea is touted for its health benefits including high antioxidant and vitamin C levels and more. Tea has also stood the test of time. It spans both centuries and cultures, from its roots in Asia through Europe and India and to America. Tea has even…

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Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

Coffee vs. Tea: Is One Better for Your Health?

A hot cup of coffee can perk you up in the morning. A soothing cup of tea can help you relax after a stressful day. And the latest research about the health benefits of each might help you feel a little better about them, whichever beverage you drink. After years of studies that seemed to swing between dire warnings and cheery promises about what our favorite caffeinated beverages do and don’t do, much of the recent science regarding coffee and…

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What is Oolong Tea and What Benefits Does it Have?

What is Oolong Tea and What Benefits Does it Have?

Oolong tea represents only 2% of the world’s tea, but it’s well-worth discovering (1). It combines the qualities of dark and green teas, giving it several interesting health benefits. For example, it may boost metabolism and reduce stress, helping you feel great each day. This article explains everything you need to know about oolong tea and its health benefits. What is Oolong Tea? Oolong tea is a traditional Chinese tea. It’s made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, the same…

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Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags – A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins

Plastic and Cancerous Compounds in Tea Bags – A Surprising Source of Potential Toxins

April 24, 2013    By Dr. Mercola I’ve long advocated drinking tea in lieu of coffee, but the downside of modern food technology is again rearing its ugly head and causing brand new health concerns over this otherwise healthful brew. A recent article in The Atlantic1 raises questions about the safety of plastic tea bags, some of which have fancy pyramid shapes, designed to allow the tea leaves to unfurl during infusion. Chances are you’ve never even given the tea…

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6 Healthy Types of Tea

6 Healthy Types of Tea

Amanda Pressner It’s the world’s most popular drink, next to water—and it’s steeped in health benefits. Here, what six top brews can do for you. Black Tea The scoop: Black tea is the most common variety and accounts for about 75 percent of global tea consumption. Like many of the teas here, it’s made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant, which are typically rolled and fermented, then dried and crushed. Black tea has a slightly bitter flavor and…

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