Health Tip: Try Tea for a Healthy Resolution

Tea contains powerful and healthy antioxidants.

Reviewed by Louise Chang, MD on November 12, 2007

For disease-fighting antioxidants, tea is hard to beat. Black tea and green tea have the most health-boosting effects, but green tea seems to be especially beneficial.

Some research suggests that these teas may help:

  • Lower cholesterol when you eat a heart-healthy diet
  • Improve blood vessel and heart health
  • Reduce damage to DNA caused by smoking
  • Reduce the risk of some cancers

Who knows, there may be more positive effects from drinking tea!

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SOURCES: WebMD Feature: “Antioxidants in Green and Black Tea.” WebMD Medical News: "Green Tea May Fight Lung Cancer,” “Tea May Fight Ovarian, Breast Cancers."

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