Friday, February 27, 2009

Enviga green tea wont burns calories

Coca-Cola Co. and its partner Nestle agreed to pay $650,000 in a settlement with 27 states over claims that Enviga green tea burns calories, resulting in weight loss.

The Attorney General stated Thursday said the companies Coca-Cola Co. and its partner Nestle claimed that drinking their Enviga beverage, an artificially sweetened green tea soda, boosted metabolism and burned more calories than the product contained, resulting in weight loss.

The companies agreed to re-label Enviga to add disclosures and disclaim weight-loss benefits, Any marketing of Enviga or a similar beverage that uses the terms "the calorie burner," "negative calories" or "drink negative" must clearly disclose that the product doesn't lead to weight loss without diet and exercise.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Used Tea Bags Have Second Use

Instead of tossing tea bags in the trash, think about their recyclable use.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

HEALING HERBS: Bush tea – a drink to good health

I found this story online today and thought it was worth passing on.

HEALING HERBS: Bush tea – a drink to good health

INVIGORATING. Refreshing. Healing. With those words I describe bush teas, which are not as popular as they used to be a few generations back.

However, I am happy to report that the art of making good bush tea is not extinct. I've come across a number of bush-tea drinkers and I still make and drink the brews, using flowers, leaves, stems, barks and roots.

Read More About Bush Tea

Saturday, February 21, 2009

World Tea Sales Up

The resent economic melt down has not hat that much impact on tea sales. This is likely do to a number of reasons. The most likely being that drinking tea is a relaxing experience that makes people feel better when things are bad. You can enjoy sitting at home sipping a cup of tea and let your worries fade away. At least for a few moments.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Green Tea May Interfere With Some Cancer Drugs

Some components in green tea may prevent the drug Velcade, a widely used cancer agent also called bortezomib, from killing cancerous tumor cells, according to researchers from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

In lab studies scientists evaluated the impact of green tea compounds on the efficacy of bortezomib against multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, and glioblastoma, a malignant brain tumor.

Velcade normally fights cancer by inducing tumor cell death. However scientits were surprised to find that some of the green tea polyphenols and other components actually prevented bortezomib from killing tumor cells.

While green tea components appear to interfere with the ability of Velcade to combat cancer, other cancer-fighting drugs may not be affected. According to the study green tea is a proven beneficial herb that has been shown to improve the anticancer effects of other drugs.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hibiscus tea could help blood pressure

Just three cups of hibiscus tea a day were shown to reduce the blood pressure of people at risk of heart disease, stroke and kidney disease.

Hibiscus Tea