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  1. reasons to switch to tea :smiletea:

    from pa nurses association enewsletter 1/5/07:


    finally, a new year's resolution you can drink to: tea

    millions of americans look forward to the new year with a list of good intentions to improve their quality of life. of the millions of resolutions to lose weight and eat healthier, most will not last much past january 2. but one tasty vow of self-improvement can easily last a lifetime: drink more tea.

    adding to the substantial body of evidence that tea may confer a wide array of potential health benefits, more than 100 research articles were published in 2006. these studies provide further support to the notion that tea can support a healthy cardiovascular system, may help the body fight certain types of cancer, and may be helpful to combat the rising epidemic of type-2 diabetes.

    several studies also showed that calorie-free green tea may play an important role in helping maintain a healthy weight and body shape through its unique effects on energy metabolism. "while losing weight is among the most common new year's resolutions, few individuals are able to stick with their new year's 'diets' for any significant amount of time, making lasting weight loss a losing proposition," said joe simrany, president of the tea council of the usa.

    "adding tea as part of a healthy diet may be one of the healthiest choices to start this year to help manage weight and maintain a healthy heart." tea boosts metabolism, aids in weight loss. there are many reasons why new year's resolution diets fail, including the fact that losing weight often requires eating or drinking foods and beverages that dieters do not like or that do not fit their lifestyles. unlike many "diet" foods, tea is great-tasting and doesn't make consumers feel that they have to sacrifice taste or enjoyment in order to win at losing weight. recent studies suggest that drinking tea is a great choice as part of a diet and lifestyle to manage weight.

    studies suggest that the catechins in tea may help improve body composition by reducing abdominal fat. recent findings include:
    • a study that found that individuals who drink tea were more likely to eat healthier diets that contained less fatty foods and more fruits and vegetables.
    • a human pilot study with green and black tea where researchers showed that as tea is metabolized, it accelerates the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats and the effects are different than what you would find with caffeine alone.
    • an animal model study where green tea was shown to increase the metabolic rate and to boost fatty acid oxidation and increase endurance, possibly by aiding the body to burn more fat while sparing carbohydrate. this is especially important when losing weight because as one gets thinner, their metabolic rate naturally declines. however, if drinking tea results in a boost to the metabolic rate, this could support healthy weight loss and maintenance.

    for more information about the role of tea in a healthy diet or to see a graphic representation of the healthy beverage guidelines, please visit [color=#336699]www.teausa.org

    come on....take the plunge....it's what you need to cure your woes!
    :smiletea2:


    karen







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  2. Poll: Tea or Coffee??

    • Tea

      28.00% 7
    • Coffee

      52.00% 13
    • Neither

      4.00% 1
    • Both, equally

      16.00% 4
    25 Votes
  3. 38 Comments

  4. by   leslie :-D
    don't fall for it siri.
    this is a trap.
    tea will NEVER give you that caffeine jolt that only coffee can.
    tea is for sissies.

    love always,

    leslie
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from earle58
    don't fall for it siri.
    this is a trap.
    tea will NEVER give you that caffeine jolt that only coffee can.
    tea is for sissies.

    love always,

    leslie
    But, IF tea gets rid of abdominal fat . . . . . . .

    steph
  6. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevielynn
    But, IF tea gets rid of abdominal fat . . . . . . .

    steph
    i'd rather suck it in than give up my java.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from earle58
    i'd rather suck it in than give up my java.
    You are right - can't imagine morning w/o coffee.


    steph
  8. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevielynn
    You are right - can't imagine morning w/o coffee.


    steph
    i can't imagine my life w/o coffee.
    i remember a few yrs back, i attempted to quit drinking coffee.
    on the 2nd day(the month was may), i remember thinking that Christmas was going to suck that year.
    so no, i don't think 'short-term'.
    i really go for the drama and imagine Christmas, and then my life, w/o something i love-no matter how unhealthy it may be.
    (my compulsions aren't showing, are they?)
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    ain't givin' up my java. nope not me here in the Coffee Capital of the USA.
  10. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    ain't givin' up my java. nope not me here in the Coffee Capital of the USA.
    Deb - my 5 year old and I love HGTV's "House Hunters" and a few days ago it was about a couple looking for a home near Seattle. Such a pretty area. Of course last night was New Zealand and next to Greece, we loved the scenery. HGTV can be bad for you if you suffer from house envy.

    What was this thread about? Oh yeah, tea. I have been know to drink green tea on occasion and I love sun tea in the summer, lemon only.

    But I've got to have my cup of coffee.

    steph
  11. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from stevielynn
    Deb - my 5 year old and I love HGTV's "House Hunters" and a few days ago it was about a couple looking for a home near Seattle. Such a pretty area. Of course last night was New Zealand and next to Greece, we loved the scenery. HGTV can be bad for you if you suffer from house envy.

    steph
    i love the international househunters.
    i suffer from venice envy.
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from earle58
    i love the international househunters.
    i suffer from venice envy.
    I love looking at houses - my 5 year old and I pick our favorite and alot of times the people on the show pick a different one.

    I've loved that they've added "International House Hunters" . . . .

    steph
  13. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I love it h ere Steph. I hope never to leave (except to go on vacation at least and New Zealand is on that list).
  14. by   Bluehair
    Back to the tea thing (tho I love those shows too....)
    I figure I want in on whatever either beverage has to offer, and like them both. So we do fresh ground coffee in the morning, and tea the rest of the day. Get that wonderful coffee thing going to start the day right, and have a nice relaxing cup of tea (or 3 or 4 depending on the day...) later.
    :smilecoffeecup: :smiletea2:
  15. by   sirI
    what? tea? when i arise? it's a conspiracy. a conspiracy i say!!!

    nrskaren, you must think i'm crazy. lol!!! o.k., the weight loss thingy i could see, but........



    in the morning,







    this is me in the morning....







    this is me after




    yes, i envision this thread as a conspiracy.



    so, to make a long story short, i just gotta have my

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