Sunday, December 16, 2007

People are like tea bags

People are like tea bags. Put them in hot water and they grow stronger.
(To quote Dr.Lynn in the link above: some people are like tea bags: put them in hot water and they do grow stronger. Others, worn out, also like tea bags, tear and break, messily spilling their contents adrift in the boiling water.Try to make it through life with ease and minimal scalding)
According to a posting on a tea benefits webpage Enlightened tea drinkers are rediscovering the protective and revitalizing benefits of this ancient drink. Recent research shows that any tea derived from camellia sinensis has cancer-fighting properties. The leaves of this plant contain chemicals called polyphenols, which give tea its antioxidant properties.
Which tea offers the most benefits? Black, Green, Red or White?Black, green and red teas derive their leaves from a warm-weather evergreen tree known as Camellia sinensis. The leaves from this tree contains polyphenols.
Sipping on a pot of herbal tea in the evenings, while I work on my computer is part of my daily routine.
But it's really not accurate to call it Tea. Most herbal teas in the market are NOT tea at all. They are only infusions made with herbs, flowers, roots, spices or other parts of some plants. The proper term for this type of beverage is "tisane". Although tisane does not contain as much polyphenols, it does promote other various health qualities such as relaxation and calming effects.
Ever wonder why the Chinese and Japanese have some of the longest life-expectancy rates in the world. …here’s the secret:
They drink a lot of tea! REALTOR® gramEpat

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