“Coffee: The New Health Food?
Plenty of health benefits are brewing in America's beloved beverage.
By Sid Kirchheimer
Reviewed By Michael Smith, MD
“Want a drug that could lower your risk of diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and colon cancer? That could lift your mood and treat headaches? That could lower your risk of cavities?
If it sounds too good to be true, think again.
Coffee, the much maligned but undoubtedly beloved beverage, just made headlines for possibly cutting the risk of the latest disease epidemic, type 2 diabetes. And the real news seems to be that the more you drink, the better.”
And the following is a story on the health benefits of drinking tea. Not just Green “health” teas but ‘ordinary’ black teas, too.
“Tea Provides Nearly 90 Percent of the Flavonoid Antioxidants Per Capita in U.S. Diet
- Symposium Explores Health Benefits of Flavonoids -
DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Not only is tea refreshing and soothing, new research suggests that it may be a major contributor of health-promoting nutrients in the U.S. diet. At the Second International Conference on Polyphenols and Health held at the University of California, Davis, on October 4-7, scientists reported that tea provides more flavonoids to the average American diet than any food or beverage in the U.S. food supply.
Using data from the national nutrition monitoring surveys that are representative of the U.S. population, researchers from Exponent, a scientific research firm, calculated an average per capita flavonoid intake by U.S. consumers of approximately 134.0 mg/day. Based on the foods recorded in the surveys, the researchers also concluded that beverages contribute the most
dietary flavonoids, providing on average approximately 125.0 mg/day, with tea providing approximately 117 mg/day, or 87 percent of the dietary flavonoids on a per capita basis.
While there is no current recommended dietary intake for flavonoids, clinical and epidemiological studies suggest that consumption of 600 to 1000 mg of flavonoids (3-4 cups of tea) are associated with potential health benefits and fit as part of a healthy diet.
Flavonoids are a major class of dietary phytonutrients, found predominately in fruits, vegetables, tea, cocoa and wine. They have been shown to be potent antioxidants which help neutralize free radicals. Free radicals are scavenging cells that over time, are believed to damage the body's genetic makeup and are associated with various conditions relating to aging, as well as diseases such as heart disease and certain cancers.
Significant scientific research suggests that flavonoid antioxidants may confer myriad health benefits, including reducing the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and diabetes, as well as bolstering the body's immune system.
With respect to heart health, ongoing research suggests that flavonoids may help lower harmful blood cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation and improve blood vessel endothelial function.
Other research suggests that flavonoids may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. There is also mounting evidence that the phytonutrients in tea stimulate the immune system and help maintain the balance of healthy bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract.
According to the USDA flavonoid database, brewed tea -- both black and green -- contains 150 to 190 milligrams of flavonoids per cup. Another benefit of tea is that, unlike many other popular beverages, tea contains virtually no calories, fat or sugar. Tea also provides trace amounts of healthful minerals such as potassium and fluoride.
"This is another piece of the puzzle that may help explain why tea drinkers tend to have a lower incidence of heart disease and other chronic conditions," said Joseph Simrany, president of the Tea Council of the USA. "The other good news is that drinking more tea is simple and tasty, so there's no compromising taste for health."
While consumers should certainly continue to eat a balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables, tea can be a healthy beverage selection offering beneficial phytonutrients in a healthful diet.”
“Tea And Cardiovascular Health
“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.”
Read the rest of the article here http://www.teausa.com/general/204g.cfm
And there’s more!
“Masturbating may protect against prostate cancer”
“…the latest research has even better news for young men: frequent self-pleasuring could protect against the most common kind of cancer.”
Read the rest of the article here http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn3942
There was even a report of a TBM who declared that when his doctor advised him to reduce his risk of prostate cancer by masturbation that he would rather die from prostate cancer than “polluting his body.”
The problem is, of course, not so much about polluted bodies but minds polluted with years and years of lying by Mormondumb.
Let's hear it for Joseph Smith and his Word of Wisdumb. (sic)