Holy teacups, Bat people!
Guarding against strokes may be as easy as firing up the ole teapot! That’s right. If you’ve got green tea brewing, it’s one celestial seasoning that can extend your earthly stay. New studies claim that if you drink enough, you just might lower your risk of dying from a stroke by up to 42 percent.
How much is enough? The study results showed that one group of people – who drank at least five cups of green tea a day – had a 42 percent lower risk of death due to stroke compared with those who drank less than one cup a day. Since I was drinking none, I figure I was a walking time bomb since I’m a huge procrastinator which throws me into a perpetual state of stress.
To be honest, I’m not crazy about green tea, but I’m working on developing a taste for it since I read it also rejuvenates our skin cells, promotes healthy joints, and trims the waistline. I boil up three-four tea bags every morning and mix it with plain filtered water in a huge plastic container.
Instead of plain water, I sip the mixture throughout the day. It is almost like drinking water but I’m getting all those friendly polyphenols.
I’ve also experimented with mixing cold green tea with a bit of pomegranate juice (about half an inch in the glass) and voila! A super healthy drink.