Does Green Tea Lower Blood Sugar Levels?
Research has linked green tea and its compounds to many potential health benefits, including preventing cancer and type 2 diabetes. But can drinking it lower your blood sugar levels?
Live Longer by Drinking Coffee?
Drinking coffee every day may lengthen the life of older adults and lower their risk of death from many diseases, suggests the largest study on the topic.
It's Green Tea Time
You can drink your green tea and have it too. This healthful tea can be a drink or a cooking ingredient but, either way, research shows green tea offers important health benefits.
Are Beverage Choices Better?
The recently released figures from the beverage industry show that the sales of regular soft drinks fell in 2005 for the first time in 20 years. But we are still not drinking as healthfully as we should. Our drink choices fall short of the recommendations from the Beverage Guidance Panel, which is a group of respected researchers.
The Growing Evidence for Green Tea
Do you wonder if drinking green tea is really worthwhile sincethe FDA refused to allow a health claim for green tea on labels this summer?
Children and Milk
Some people seem to interpret the results of a new study incorrectly by suggesting that milk drinking drives the problem of overweight among American children. A closer look at the results affirms a weight-control message long-given to adults.
The Soft Drink Explosion Among Kids
The consumption of soft drinks by American youth is increasing. National dietary surveys show that carbonated soft drink consumption more than doubled in youths aged 6 to 17.
Please Not Another Tie: Giving Wine This Holiday Season
Wine makes a great holiday gift. Itís portable. Itís festive. Itís timely, with people entertaining more during the holiday season. Since many people worry about selecting just the right gift wine, here are a few guidelines.
Tea: A Story of Serendipity
Many tea drinkers find the beverage soothing, and folk medicine has long valued it as a remedy for sore throats and unsettled stomachs. Recent studies have shown that tea may help reduce the risk serious illnesses, including atherosclerosis and some cancers.
Tonic in a Teapot?
Because they are processed differently, green and black tea have slightly different chemical makeups. Both contain polyphenols, however, and have shown positive health results in studies.
Water: Ten Reasons To Drink Up
Experts have recommended 6-8 cups per day for years, but recent studies have raised this amount even further to 10 cups for women and 12 cups for men. All liquids count toward the 10 to 12 cup goal, but bear in mind that both caffeine and alcohol act as diuretics and may actually increase normal fluid losses. Ten good reasons to increase your fluid intake...
Alcoholic Beverages and Diabetes
Most people with diabetes can drink alcohol safely if they drink in moderation (one or two drinks occasionally), because in higher quantities alcohol can cause health problems.