Topic: green tea

You Should Be Drinking Green Tea, Already (A New Study Says It Could Even Prevent Breast Cancer)

You Should Be Drinking Green Tea, Already (A New Study Says It Could Even Prevent Breast Cancer)

A new study says green tea could lower breast cancer risk, because it can change the way we metabolize oestrogen. With about a million other research studies enumerating the health benefits of green tea (and conflicting information about whether coffee is really all that good for you), this is hardly the first report that makes us think green tea might be the better way to caffeinate. But for women, this could be a pretty big “pro” for team green tea. More »

6 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Work The Same Way As Aspirin And NSAIDs

6 Anti-Inflammatory Foods That Work The Same Way As Aspirin And NSAIDs

Aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may have a host of preventive benefits — but they also come with a host of moderate to severe side effects. Skip the daily dose of Bayer and eat lots of these anti-inflammatory foods and spices instead — they work the same way as aspirin and other NSAIDs, but without the risk of heartburn, nausea, stomach bleeding and stroke. More »

Study: Drink Green Tea For Younger Looking Skin

Study: Drink Green Tea For Younger Looking Skin

We don’t want to be alarmist, but it’s true: You’re getting older by the minute. If you’re like the rest of us, we don’t mind the fact that age is making us smarter, wiser and a bit more confident in our sex appeal. But one thing we can all agree on is that while getting older can be a joyride, looking older just isn’t. Which is why we were stoked to read about new research that showed doing something as simple as drinking green tea can help us retain our youthful guise. (We knew there was a reason we’ve been opting for tea over coffee for the last year.) More »

New Year’s Detox Diet: 7-Day Food Cleanse From Nutritionist Lauren Slayton

New Year's Detox Diet: 7-Day Food Cleanse From Nutritionist Lauren Slayton

Forget the pills and the potions, and cool it with the colonics. We’re all for detoxing and de-bloating in the New Year, but you don’t need to invest in obscure ingredients, and you certainly don’t need to suffer by starving yourself or going on a juice cleanse. You can give your digestive system a much-needed break without giving up eating actual food. And because everyone can use a little internal jump-start – particularly at this time of year – I came up with these healthy, meat-free eating suggestions for Blisstree readers who want to start 2011 feeling a little lighter by eating clean for seven days straight. Most of these foods help you lose water you’ve been retaining, or are high in potassium (which helps you shed unwanted sodium). Others are natural diuretics or have anti-gas properties, or are powerful metabolism-boosters. More »

Can Green Tea Cure the Common Cold?

Can Green Tea Cure the Common Cold?

Cold and flu season herald big sales for cough syrup and sore throat lozenges, but it turns out that green tea could be just as good a solution. The antioxidants in green tea are a natural immune-booster, and there are plenty of other solutions that don’t involve a prescription or trip to the pharmacy at all. Yahoo!’s Shine compiled a list of the most effective ways to fight a cold, and here’s our synopsis of what really works: More »

Poll: Which Would You Ditch — Caffeine or Booze?

Poll: Which Would You Ditch -- Caffeine or Booze?

Sometimes we give up a certain food or drink for health, religious, ethical, or weight-loss reasons. And other times we just want to see if we have the sheer willpower to eschew ice cream, refined sugars, gluten, or even all dairy or all wheat for an extended period of time. TMI Alert: I have a rare, genetic skin disease called Hailey-Hailey that creates a painful rash-like condition on the body; and as a result, I’ve experimented a lot with eliminating certain foods from my diet in order to try to control the unpredictable symptoms. For me, caffeine and alcohol (loaded with bad sugars) have always been the most difficult things to give up. It’s cruel enough, this idea of saying arrivederci to my Italian-esque morning ritual, but to also bid farewell to mama’s little helper later in the day? Unthinkable. God forbid you ever have to make this kind of Sophie’s choice, but could you if you had to? Are you as much of a caffeine addict and/or lush as I am? More »