Monday, March 24, 2008

Gracious Hospitalitea Blog-a-thon, Week 2

This week the topic was to discuss Teas In Literature. I have always found it interesting to read about any study relating to tea. The most recent one that I found was in the Winter 2008 Edition of HealthSmart Today. The article was titled "Nine Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol". I was pleased to see that step #8 was Drink Tea. It stated: "Many studies show that drinking tea (green or black) reduces the risk of heart attack. But it wasn't clear why until recently, when Chinese researchers showed that it reduces chlesterol. They gave 220 people with high cholesterol either a placebo or an exract of green tea. Four months later, the tea group's cholesterol had dropped 11 percent. It said that if you like tea, drink it instead of coffee, or drink iced tea with meals."

10 comments:

La Tea Dah said...

How interesting. I knew that tea had many health benefits, but I didn't realize that it lowered cholesterol as well. Thanks for sharing that information!

And. . .thank you for sharing pictures and prose about the dog show. Your dogs are beautiful! And the show looked interesting.

:) LaTeaDah

Gina E. said...

Thank you for posting a different slant on the topic of tea literature! We tea lovers all know how good it tastes, but some aren't aware of the health benefits.

ellen b said...

Very interesting and helpful. Maybe I'll try that for a couple months before my next cholesterol check!

Carrie said...

I have just received a gift of green tea and the information you provide makes me want to drink lots to keep my cholesterol in check.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Yes, I love to think that I'm drinking my vegetables whenever I enjoy my glass of green tea.

Lana G! said...

Great information!

Maybe we should call it a hearty tea time!

Miss Sandy said...

Thanks for the great health benefits of drinking tea! I must say I love your dogs!!! I have wanted a corgi ever since I read about them in a book by Tasha Tudor!

Karla said...

Good to know! Thanks for sharing!

Alisa said...

Very interesting. I wondered why and how it helped. Thanks for sharing.
Alisa

Grace Yaskovic said...

maybe this is why even though I am a large woman my cholesterol has always been good!!! Thanks for the info