In Monday’s Anti-Aging Hacks I wrote about teas (as I often do).
But this time I posed a question, asking about your favorite tea.
Many of you came through.
Quite a few of you responded to say that you love rooibos tea … which happens to be one of my favorites. Not only does it taste amazing, it has a whole host of health benefits. If you haven’t read my article on rooibos tea check it out here.
Another favorite happened to be oolong (another good one).
And Joanie emailed me about her love of Earl Grey. She asked me to tell her about the health benefits.
So for those of you who enjoy an Earl Grey, it’s full of antioxidants (like most teas). And what you might not know is that it is a blend of black tea and bergamot (a type of orange).
And here are some of its health benefits:
- Aids in digestion and weight loss
- Improves metabolism
- Fights tooth decay
- Boosts brain health
- Lowers LDL Cholesterol and raises HDL Cholesterol
- Reduces blood pressure
- Increases energy
- Lessens anxiety
Last, but not least, Julie wrote to me about her lifelong love of tea. Check out her story:
Thank you for your note. I agree with you 100%. When I lived in Taiwan, Republic of China, I was introduced to green tea (1967), and have been drinking it since then. I drink organic green tea, a blend of Sencha and Matcha, with honey and lemon, every day. I am 85 years old and have never been hospitalized and do not take any medication. I gave birth to two healthy children, and was happily married for 51 years to a wonderful man. Also, I was a teacher for 27 years at the senior high and junior college levels teaching modern languages (German & French) and Gifted English at the senior high level. Yes, I attribute most of my good health to green tea, and a good, healthy diet. Also, there is no liquor in my diet. Pass the good word along.
Julie H A.
What a testament to tea. And yes it’s hard to know if tea is responsible for her good health … but it’s kind of tough to argue with someone who’s 85 and has never had any health issues.
Have a great weekend.
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