Good Morning Blogger Friends,
I thought I would ~Take the Time~ this morning to share an article that I found in our neighborhood flyer. In fact I was enjoying my first cup of hot tea when I came across this information.
Being an avid tea drinker I was happy to see that my favorite drink has some health benefits.
" Tea is an ancient beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries thanks to its healing benefits. Here are just some of the many ways sipping hot tea can be beneficial to you.
* Decreased risk of heart disease. Drinking more than two cups of tea a day decreased the risk of death from a heart attack by 44 percent. Even if you aren't having several cups a day, tea can provide marked improvement in cardiovascular health and reduction of fatal heart attacks.
*Reduction in blood pressure: Drinking merely a half-cup of green or oblong tea may reduce blood pressure by up to 50 percent. It could also have benefits in stroke reduction as well.
What many people like about drinking tea is that there are not apparent side effects. Even if tea doesn't produce all the benefits it promises, there is still the comfort in knowing the beverage is not harmful, either. In addition to its antioxidant properties, tea is a soothing drink that can calm a sore throat, hydrate the body, relieve symptoms of upper respiratory infections, and warm a person up when there is a nip in the air. Add a little honey~~~which has its own nutritive value~~and you may have a potent remedy in a cup.
Hope you have enjoyed reading this little tidbit on tea. I also am sharing some of my teacups and pots that I have collected throughout the years. Two of them, I have had since we were married 46 years ago. I had gotten them as wedding gifts.
My daughters enjoy having Tea Parties with their daughters. If you have visited my daughter Jill's blog...Blessings of a Stay at Home Mom.... you will see some of her creative tea parties , she has had with her daughters. A special time for all of them. They even have learned at an early age, the proper way to drink out of a tea cup is to hold up their little pinkie finger. :-)
Enjoy the day.... and if you like tea ~Take the Time~ to have a cup. Or as the weather is getting warmer, maybe a glass of iced tea. Yum...