November 2004 Issue

Reading the Tea Leaves: Is Good Health in Your Future?

According to legend, tea was discovered quite by accident almost 5,000 years ago by the Chinese emperor Shen Nung. But the health claims now associated with tea are no accident. Today, tea drinking has been linked with a lower risk of heart disease and certain cancers, identified as a possible metabolism booster and insulin activator, and may be a boon to oral health. Here’s the latest on what you need to know.

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