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Default Top 10 Health Benefits of Tea

Tea (to borrow a catchphrase) does a body good. While some marketers
tend to place undue emphasis on just how much good tea can do us,
there's compelling evidence nonetheless to show that it can benefit
our health on a number of fronts. Here are some of the potential
benefits we've examined thus far at the Twinings Tea Blog.

1. Heart Health

Have a healthy heart. It's a goal all of us should pursue and if
a number of studies on the matter are any indication, tea might help.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...-Healthy-Heart

2. Weight Loss

There are several studies that indicate that tea may play a role
in weight loss.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...in-Weight-Loss

3. Diabetes

Research has indicated that green, black and oolong tea may all
help protect against diabetes.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...hting-Diabetes

4. Alzheimer's
Evidence this far shows promise for tea and tea extracts in the
battle against Alzheimer's.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...nst-Alzheimers

5. Lung Cancer

The health problems posed by tobacco smoking are surely no
secret to anyone these days. What probably isn't so well known is that
tea may help guard against lung cancer.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...nd-Lung-Cancer

6. Cholesterol

There are no shortage of claims for the many potential health
benefits drinking tea can provide, including the possibility that it
may lower your cholesterol level.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...er-Cholesterol

7. Osteoporosis

For tea drinkers, there may be benefits related to osteoporosis,
according to a number of research studies.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...t-Osteoporosis

8. Parkinson's Disease

For Parkinson's sufferers, the possibility that tea may help
fight the disease can only come as welcome news.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...insons-Disease

9. Prostate Cancer

It's probably fair to conclude that drinking a couple cups of
tea a day is not a bad way to help guard against prostate cancer.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...rostate-Cancer

10. Stress

Tea might possess qualities that help reduce stress and aid in
relaxation.
http://www.twinings.ca/?q=blog/2008/...ote-Relaxation
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