tea

  1. WOMEN: You’ll LOVE this cancer-fighting tea

    Green tea is often seen as the ultimate health-boosting tea.

    But this time, it’s taking a back seat...

    Because a new study finds another type of tea has the power to SLASH your risk of developing breast cancer by 25 percent!

    In fact, this “miracle” brew actually KILLS cancer cells in your body...

    The health secret HIDDEN in tea leaves

    Most types of tea all come from a single plan – Camellia sinensis. What we call it depends on how the leaf was treated; from when it was harvested to how it was dried.

    For example, green tea uses leaves that are still green (no surprise there).

    Other teas have different levels of oxidation. And oxidation lies at the heart of how tea makers achieve different flavors and tastes.

    The oxidation (aka the process of browning tea leaves) starts off when a tea maker macerates the leaves. How the leaves are macerated, and how long they’re allowed to oxidize, gives us different types of tea!

    Now, I know that’s usually a dirty word – oxidation. It’s usually associated with harmful free radicals harming our body, and is something to avoid.

    But when it comes to oolong tea, oxidization is our friend!

    A new study published in Anticancer Research tested green, oolong, black, and dark tea extracts for their cancer-fighting properties.

    They found that out of the bunch, only green and oolong teas had any ability to kill cancer cells.

    But oolong was best—the researchers found people who regularly consume oolong tea are 25% less likely to develop breast cancer.

    The perfect cup of oolong

    Oolong tea’s oxidation level is somewhere between green tea and black tea. The leaves are allowed to oxidize until they curl.

    If you want to take advantage of its amazing cancer-fighting properties, make sure to buy ORGANIC to avoid any chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.

    From there, the trick is to brew it for the correct amount of time...

    Steeping oolong tea for too long can negatively affect the taste AND the beneficial compounds.

    So set a timer and remember that three minutes is the perfect amount of time to steep to get all of oolong’s wonderful benefits.

  2. Tea slashes risk of cognitive decline

    Brew up a brain boost with tea leaves

    Maybe you only drink tea when you're trying to fend off the evening chill.

    Or maybe, when you're offered a spot of tea, you immediately proclaim your undying allegiance to coffee.

    If you're already a tea drinker, give yourself a big pat on the back. If you're not, listen up.

    Because according to a new study, drinking as little as a single cup of brewed tea a day can slash your risk of dementia and Alzheimer's in half.

    And there's no better time to put the kettle on than now!

    Chinese researchers at the National University of Singapore spent seven years collecting data from 957 Chinese seniors and found that daily tea drinking reduced the risk of neurocognitive disorders by 50 percent.

    The results were even more impressive for seniors who came from families with a history of Alzheimer's or dementia -- and who, therefore, were already genetically susceptible to the disease. Tea reduced their risk by a whopping 86 percent!

    In the study, the tea drinkers didn't have to change what they ate... or sweat buckets while exercising... or make ANY other lifestyle changes. All they had to do was polish off at least one cup of tea every day.

    The study revealed what I've been sharing with you right here in eTips: that bioactive compounds in tea leaves (catechins, theaflavins, thearubigins, and L-theanine) have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

    And, as a result, long-term tea drinking will protect your brain from vascular damage and the resulting decline of your nervous system. That means you can keep your independence longer and hold onto those precious memories even more tightly.

    It's all thanks to one of the cheapest and easiest to access drinks in the world!

    According to the study, it doesn't matter if you drink black tea or green tea. The only thing you have to remember is that it has to be brewed from whole tea leaves.

    That's how I prefer to take my tea anyway -- without sogging up a bag made of god-knows-what that contains a metal staple and string and a paper tag. Nothing good can come from steeping that kind of chemical-laden packaging in hot water before you drink it.

    Now, the subjects in the study were considered "elderly," but if you're not already drinking tea, there's really no reason to wait.

    Tea has been shown to protect against bone breaks, fight coronary artery disease, and even reduce your risk of death from certain types of cancers.

    Green tea in particular can also jumpstart your metabolism.

    Just make sure you know how to boil water!

  3. Tea could be the secret to strong bones

    A new study shows that three cups of tea could help slash your risk of bone breaks by a third.
  4. Selenium, tea can cut diabetes risk

    Selenium and tea can cut your diabetes risk. But if you're obese and not planning to make any other changes, don't even waste your time with selenium and tea.
  5. Water can't cut diabetes risk

    Researchers claim water can cut your diabetes risk, but that's taking a glass-half-full approach to the problem.
  6. Coffee's 'mystery' substance

    And now, researchers claim plain old coffee contains something even healthier than caffeine and antioxidants... even if they can't figure out what it is.
  7. Tea beats water

    I call it the Great Water Myth, the bizarre notion that you need to drink eight glasses a day of water, and only water, or else.
  8. Cancer fighting benefits of garlic consumption

    Study results show both garlic and tea have cancer-fighting benefits.
  9. Cancer-fighting benefits of garlic consumption

    A few years ago, I wrote in my newsletter about the cancer-fighting benefits of garlic consumption - especially for stomach and colorectal cancers.

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