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Tea Time?

Try it today

In the beverage world, tea reigns supreme for its multitude of health benefits. A product of the Camellia sinensis plant, a shrub native to China and India, tea contains unique antioxidants called flavonoids. The most potent of these, known as ECGC, may help defend the body against free radicals that can contribute to cancer, heart disease and clogged arteries.

GREEN TEA: Its antioxidants may interfere with the growth of bladder, breast, lung, stomach, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; prevent clogging of the arteries; burn fat; counteract oxidative stress on the brain; reduce risk of neurological disorders and stroke; and improve cholesterol levels.

BLACK TEA: May protect lungs from damage caused by exposure to cigarette smoke. It also may reduce the risk of stroke.

WHITE TEA: One study showed that white tea has the most potent anticancer properties, compared to more processed teas.

Choose a color and brew a bag or two today, in the microwave or on the stove. Enjoy it hot or iced by itself, or pair it with lemon, mint or orange.

Source: WebMD.com

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