I have been drinking hot tea every night before I go to bed for about 5 years now. It has become my habit to take at least a cup daily except only when I am pregnant. My ob-gyne advised me not to have it when I am expectant because, though it does not have adverse effects, it could somehow affect calcium build up for me and my baby. So, I have to wait until I give birth. Few months after I started drinking tea, my friends and office mates noticed that my complexion became fairer. I also noticed a slight change. I move regularly, my hair and nails grow faster and stronger, and, I do not get common infections like colds easily. I just do not know if my drinking of hot tea has something to do with these changes.

Aside from its being an anti-oxidant, latest medical researchers say that tea consumption helps prevent a wide range of ailments. Among these are arthritis, cancer, flu, heart disease, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s disease and oral health. Black and green tea extracts help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Black tea further boosts our immune system against influenza. According to the study, tea is a rich source of the flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin, and research shows that high dietary intake of these compounds is associated with a reduced risk of fatal heart attacks. Tea consumption may be protective against developing debilitating neurological disorder. And lastly, rinsing with tea may prevent cavities and gum disease.

So, what are you waiting for? Start the habit now and stay away from the doctor! 😀

Originally posted by Jade Mae @ www.globalbusinesspoint.net on Aug. 21 ‘08.