Easy Tea Drinker’s Tip to Heart Health

BY Jennifer Dubowsky TIMEJanuary 22, 2022 PRINT

In completing a mega-analysis of studies that examined drinking green tea and its effects on cholesterol, researchers are optimistic. (Do I hear the applause for Traditional Chinese Medicine advice???)

Although in some of the studies, participants consumed the equivalent of 18 cups of green tea daily (whoa!), experts don’t suggest that you drown yourself in green tea.

More research is needed to know how much green tea to drink to improve cholesterol levels. Sources suggest consuming one to two 8-ounce cups daily.

Remember, most green tea contains caffeine, so you don’t want to overdo it, especially too close to bedtime. You can also check out decaffeinated green tea. Two of my favorite green teas are Gen Mai Cha (“brown rice tea”) it is a green tea combined with roasted brown rice and Jasmine which has a lighter more flowery taste to it.

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Jennifer Dubowsky is a licensed acupuncturist with a practice in downtown Chicago, Illinois, since 2002. Jennifer maintains a popular blog about health and Chinese Medicine and In 2013, Jennifer released her first book, Adventures in Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, Herbs and Ancient Ideas for Today.
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