More Evidence That Tea Helps With Weight Loss

Every little bit of help is useful when you’re trying to lose weight or keep your weight stable as you get older. Diet and exercise are still the most important components of weight loss and maintenance, but studies are showing that tea, particularly green tea, may be able to provide some assistance in losing weight and keeping it off. For centuries, Asians have used green tea for health. In addition to Asian cultures having a much lower incidence of serious diseases such as cancer and heart disease, they also are far less likely to be overweight. Tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. While there are several different types of tea, all true tea comes from this plant. The differences …

Patients On Anti-Coagulants – Be Careful Of What You Drink

Many heart patients are routinely placed on anti-coagulants. Anti-coagulants help keep blood thin and flowing freely through veins and arteries; decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Heart patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), in particular, are advised to take anti-coagulants. Atrial fibrillation is the most common type of persistent, irregular heartbeat (cardiac arrhythmia). In atrial fibrillation, the heart’s upper chambers beat irregularly, affecting blood flow to the heart muscle and to the rest of the body. It increases the patient’s risk of blood clots, which can cause strokes and what is known as TIA (transient ischemic attack). TIA is what most people refer to as a “mini-stroke”, in which the patient suffers the effects of a stroke, but only …

How Is Black Tea Different From Other Teas?

There is plenty of evidence to suggest that drinking tea can be a healthy experience. Tea contains ingredients which may be beneficial in the fight against heart disease, cancer, and various stress-related illnesses. In the Western World, green tea has gotten a great deal of attention in recent years. However, black tea remains a popular beverage worldwide. If you are not familiar with black tea, you may be wondering how it differs from other brews. An Intriguing Flavor To begin with, black tea has a heartier flavor than other forms of tea, particularly green tea. As a result, an individual who is interested in an intriguing taste sensation may be drawn to black tea. The black tea produced in China …

A Little Red Wine Could Take You A Long Way!

Longevity interests a lot of people who aren’t ready to give up their lives, just yet, and who look to healthy alternatives to culturally defined eating patterns and “health care.” The benefits of drinking wine have been touted for a while and are thought, by some, to be the reason why the French can get away with eating a high fat diet while enjoying a low rate of coronary disease. A few years ago, a study by French research team also found that men who regularly drank at least two glasses of wine daily were 50 percent less likely than non-drinkers to suffer a second heart attack. Previous studies with yeast, a small species of worm, and fruit flies have …