Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Tea 'healthier' drink than water

  1. #1

    Tea 'healthier' drink than water

    Being Irish, I am never far from a pot of tea, so this news report is encouragement to keep on brewing....

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/5281046.stm

    Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers.
    The work in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates.

    Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, but it can also protect against heart disease and some cancers, UK nutritionists found.

    Experts believe flavonoids are the key ingredient in tea that promote health.

    These polyphenol antioxidants are found in many foods and plants, including tea leaves, and have been shown to help prevent cell damage.

    Public health nutritionist Dr Carrie Ruxton, and colleagues at Kings College London, looked at published studies on the health effects of tea consumption.

    They found clear evidence that drinking three to four cups of tea a day can cut the chances of having a heart attack.

    Some studies suggested tea consumption protected against cancer, although this effect was less clear-cut.

    Other health benefits seen included protection against tooth plaque and potentially tooth decay, plus bone strengthening.

    Dr Ruxton said: "Drinking tea is actually better for you than drinking water. Water is essentially replacing fluid. Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants so its got two things going for it."



    Of course, next week some other expert will say something different.
    Until then, anyone for a cuppa?

  2. #2
    Senior Member roshni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    2,496
    I wonder if the same thing is true of coffee?

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Placerville, CA
    Posts
    8,259
    Quote Originally Posted by roshni
    I wonder if the same thing is true of coffee?
    It's not. The roasted hydrocarbons make it a carcinogen.
    "The world will not perish for want of wonders but for want of wonder."
    J.B.S.Haldane

  4. #4
    Senior Member mr_coffee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    6,030
    Tea is great! i still love coffee more, even if it may cause cancer. Chewing gum is also suppose to be a carcinogen, hell anything can be if you want it enough.
    Injured:10-16-04
    C7/C8, T1 incomplete;


    For stalkers convenience:
    Blog:
    http://www.ordealsonwheels.com/
    Facebook:
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/coryssanchez
    Progress:
    http://photobucket.com/albums/b290/swooty/
    My drawings:
    http://kanvases.com/sites/corysanchez/home

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_coffee
    Tea is great! i still love coffee more, even if it may cause cancer. Chewing gum is also suppose to be a carcinogen, hell anything can be if you want it enough.
    I have to agree with my bud Cory. I can't even get through the day without contacting some carcinogen.


  6. #6
    I get my quota of tea in every day; over ice.

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Type Français
    I have to agree with my bud Cory. I can't even get through the day without contacting some carcinogen.
    yep, potato chips and black pepper are carcinogens too.

  8. #8
    tea is healthier than water which, besides preventing dehydration, has no nutritional value. in the ancient world, herbs were steeped in boiling water to purify it for drinking. no one drank plain water before the advent of modern water purification methods. the herbs (tea) provided essential nutrients. oh and unfermented tea (green, but not necessarily camellia) is healthier than fermented (black) tea.
    Last edited by antiquity; 08-25-2006 at 07:30 PM.

  9. #9
    Senior Member keps's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    United Kingdom
    Posts
    5,355
    I love tea; have drunk loads of it for years.

    I love the smell of coffee, but hate the taste.
    Those real coffee machines produce marvellous odours...I could inhale all day.

  10. #10
    Senior Member roshni's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA
    Posts
    2,496
    SuzyQisforquad,

    Try the wonderful licorice tea from Yogi Tea. You can find it on drugstore.com. Here, check it out:

    http://www.drugstore.com/products/pr...-PLST-0-SEARCH

Similar Threads

  1. A drink of water, anyone?
    By Wise Young in forum Care
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-07-2008, 03:52 PM
  2. Benefits of Water therapy
    By Max in forum Exercise & Recovery
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-04-2005, 06:46 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-06-2003, 03:44 PM
  4. Water sports clinic lets people with disabilities know fun on the water
    By Max in forum Recreation, Sports, Travel, & Hobbies
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-24-2003, 02:38 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-09-2002, 09:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •