More Health News About Tea and It's All Good!

The New York Times recently carried an important article on the significant value of consuming flavonoids. This is a nutrient found in plant foods and may reduce the risk for cancer and cardiovascular death.  Tea is a good source. They cited a study from Nature Communications that used data 

from over 56,000 conusmers over 23 years. 

After controlling for various factors, they found significant benefits from those that consumed the most flavonoids:


17% reduced risk for mortality
15% reduced risk for cardiovascular disease
20% reduced risk for cancer mortality.

What's the secret?  Consume about 500 milligrams of flavonoids a day. Good sources for flavonoids are tea, chocolate, red wine, citrus fruits, berries, apples & broccoli.  Here are easy ways to get to the magic 500 milligram number:

One cup of tea - Black, Green, Oolong, White.
One apple or orange
3.5 ounces of blueberries or broccoli.

You knew Tea was delicious - now you can enjoy it even more knowing just one cup provides you a world of health.

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