Start the New Year with a Healthier Cup and Lifestyle

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by Danielle Beaudette

It’s a New Year and time to reboot our health regimen. We need to reflect on what we did this past year to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and perhaps what we need to work on more. We suggest including tea as a main ingredient in your diet for many reasons.

To help prevent weight gain, drink 4-5 cups of tea daily. A Kobe University Study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found that mice given a high fat diet along with regular amounts of both green and black tea suppressed body weight gain and the build-up of belly fat. This study also showed that black tea, the most widely consumed in this country, had the most favorable effects on high blood cholesterol and insulin resistance, conditions associ- ated as precursors to type-2 diabetes. ?Experts hope to confirm these findings in human studies.