27 October 2004

--- Another Good Benefit

Most people I know are coffee lovers. I got nothing against that. I used to be a coffee lover myself. But after news came out that tea had more benefits and that coffee can increase risks for heart trouble, I am now a tea-lover. In light moments ---which are rare, these days --- you can probably catch me in this place sipping my favorite Moroccan mint latte.

In the past we have known that drinking tea (green or black) has been helpful in the following conditions:
  • high blood pressure or hypertension

  • cardiovascular disease

  • cancer

  • high cholesterol levels

  • rheumatoid arthritis

  • impaired immune system

  • infections
Now comes another study that provides another health benefit for tea-lovers:

University of Newcastle researchers conducted a series of experiments to examine the properties of green tea, black tea and coffee.

Coffee drinkers may want to consider adding a green tea to their diet, because the researchers say coffee had no significant effect.

Although green tea and black tea both inhibited the activity of enzymes associated with the development of Alzheimer's Disease, green tea went one step further and also obstructed the activity of beta-secretase, which is linked to the production of protein deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer's disease. [Health Talk]

IF, after reading this post, you're still hesitant to switch to tea or add tea to your daily beverage supply, consider reading this and this. See how drinking tea not only brings you health benefits but enriches your personality as you become part of a rich history of tradition.

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