Tea Health

Controlling Cholesterol

Keeping LDL cholesterol, known as ‘bad cholesterol’, under control can reduce the potential for a stroke and heart attack caused by the narrowing of arteries. Good exercise, sensible diet and reducing stress can all help the heart to function healthily. Quality natural tea is an ancient beverage and has long been considered a health drink. But modern day studies give further credence to these issues as referenced below: A study at China`s Kunming Medical College that consisted of 86 patients with unusually high levels of blood cholesterol found that 55 of the patients were given a regimented dose of puerh tea three times a day showed a 64.29% reduction in blood cholesterol levels. A further study by the University of Maryland: Research shows that tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL ("good") cholesterol. One study done at the Wun-Shan Branch Tea Research in Taipei, Taiwan compared the effects of various natural teas in...

Stress & Heart Attack

The heart is the most vulnerable organ in the body and needs looking after for a long and healthy life. Exercise and diet are essential and good healthy natural tea really can help: A detailed study conducted at the Osaka Institute for Health Care Science, found that the natural polyphenols in Oolong tea can reduce stress levels by 10 to 18 %. Hypertension can be a serious problem leading to heart issues and a study at the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan found that habitual moderate strength green or oolong tea consumption, 120 mL/d or more for 1 year significantly reduces the risk of developing hypertension. For years, research in populations has suggested that tea drinking is associated with improved cardiovascular health. Recently, both clinical and population studies have found similar positive cardiovascular effects among people who include tea as a part of their daily diets. Research presented at the American College of...

Ageing & Complexion

The skin is the largest organ in the body and the one that presents the most common signs of ageing so it deserves a lot of care and attention. And it is important that we feed the skin properly from within. Japanese researchers discovered that when people with a complexion problem began drinking oolong tea, their skin health improved in as little as one week. After one month, 63 percent of the 118 participants who completed the study showed marked to moderate improvement. The results were published in 2010 in the Archives of Dermatology. Research has shown that the partial fermentation process of Oolong tea produces a high concentration of polyphenols, which the Japanese researchers credit for healing eczema. In another study at the University of California people who drank oolong tea on a daily basis experienced a fifty-percent reduction in free radicals within 15 days. Free radicals are damaging substances in...

A Healthy Heart

Of all our bodily parts the heart is the most vulnerable and needs us to take good care of it. But modern life takes its toll and we struggle to eat well, to exercise enough and to keep stress out our lives. All these can contribute to heart issues. It really is worth thinking about how you can help your heart to be more resilient firstly by exercising regularly. The British Heart Foundation recommends 10 minutes exercise every day plus regular walking. Just as important is eating the right food (and you can access the British Heart Foundation ‘Top Tips’ here.) Real Natural Health Tea can also play a part as global medical research illustrates: Researchers from the National Defense Medical College in Saitama, Japan revealed that total serum cholesterol levels were reduced in Japanese men who were heavy green tea drinkers. A paper presented at the American College of Cardiology 50th...

Keeping Cancer at bay

A really good study by the University of Pittsburgh found that a 55-minute regime was all that was needed to maintain a 10% drop in weight. Approximately two-thirds of adults in the UK are overweight or obese and research says that a combination of exercise and calorie control is the best way to keep the weight off. According to the research study if you can keep to 1,500 calories a day, and exercise for 275 minutes per week you can achieve a really substantial 10% weight loss. In the UK, the NHS encourages everyone to manage at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise five days a week to keep themselves healthy. Professor Paul Gately, a specialist in exercise and obesity, from Leeds Metropolitan University, said: "This study is excellent - it's the best evidence that this higher level of exercise is needed. "Thirty minutes a day is good for general health, but...

Tea & Slimming

Is it by chance that the Chinese tend to be slim? Is there credible research that suggests real health tea should be part of your everyday diet? There are shelves full of clinical studies that prove that real organic Chinese health teas can help you to be slimmer, and fitter too. Of course, you need to eat sensibly (about 2,000 calories a day) and to exercise regularly like brisk walking. But health teas are far more important to your wellbeing than just because they are calorie free. For instance, research undertaken for the US Department of Agriculture by physiologist William Rumpler of The Human Resource Laboratory measured how volunteers burned an additional 67 calories a day when they drank this tea compared to an equal amount of water. This was reinforced in a study by The American Society for Nutritional Sciences which found that tea can increase energy expenditure, the ability...