October, usually it’s Food & Recipes: Here’s 3 Great reasons to drink tea.

September 23, 2010

October, usually we post a new recipe with pork, but not this year.  Right now Whisk and Spoon is  getting ready for the  October Pink'd campaign, new fundraiser ideas and the Major League Baseball Playoffs.  We know it's football season, however, here we are and the Phil's are right back on top of the division... Wahoo!  Got Pink'd

Just glad not to be headed out to Vegas next month, because Whisk and Spoon has a couple of weddings to attend in October - which are always a lot more fun than trade shows.  We would love to receive your comments on the Pink'd logo - tell us your thought by leaving us a comment to post.  Save the date! October is the month for  purchasing more tea - this year two charities benefit from our sales.

3 great reasons to drink tea

Tea is Effective in Lowering BAD cholesterol.

Journal of Nutrition found that consuming 30 oz. of black tea daily – the fluid equivalent of 2.5 cans of soda – reduced Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol levels by more than 10 percent in mildly hypercholesterolemic adult study participants.

Tea is Heart Healthy

Studies published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association &  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) study participants who drank 3-4 cups of tea per found that incidence of myocardial infarction or heart attack decreased by 43 percent AND it was also found that tea significantly lower risk of death following a heart attack – a decrease of up to 44 percent.

Tea is good for you even if you are still smoking – Cough!

Tea was helpful in some protection of heavy smokers.   The clinical intervention study found that heavy smokers who consumed four servings per day of green tea had 31%  lower levels of 8-OHdG (a biomarker for oxidative damage to DNA) in white blood cells. Oxidative damage to DNA is one factor which increases cancer risk and the researchers suggest that a significant reduction of DNA damage found with green tea drinking may help reduce cancer risk in smokers.

A multitude of research studies point to drinking tea as a way to promote health.  Tea is also being supported by more and more doctors as it can potentially reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease and certain types of cancer.

Tea is an ideal beverage -- delicious, refreshing, soothing and healthful.  A lot of people ask why Whisk and Spoon is so crazy about organic teas - our answer is always the same - unlike fruits and veggies – tea doesn’t get washed.

Can't wait for your feedback on the Pink'd logo.

This month's recipe:  Diabetic Friendly Comfort Food - Mac N Cheese.  For the recipe send an email whiskandspoon.com/contact/

Comments

One Response to “October, usually it’s Food & Recipes: Here’s 3 Great reasons to drink tea.”

  1. Ann on October 19th, 2010 11:41 am

    Love your tea! Thanks for such a GREAT organic tea product.

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