Health Benefits of Drinking Kombucha Tea

Health Benefits of Drinking Kombucha Tea

In Kombucha Rediscovered (Books Alive, 2013), Klaus Kaufmann, DSc, discusses kombucha’s historical and modern uses and its numerous health benefits, which include its ability to aid digestion, eliminate toxins, support the immune system and boost energy.

New study shows potential dangers of artificial sweeteners

New study shows potential dangers of artificial sweeteners

Previous studies have shown that artificial sweeteners can change the number and type of bacteria in the gut, but this new molecular research, led by academics from Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), has demonstrated that sweeteners can also make the bacteria pathogenic.

Preparing Yerba Mate, From Root to Brew

Preparing Yerba Mate, From Root to Brew

First things first, you are going to need the two essentials to making yerba mate which are the gourd (drinking cup) and bombilla (metal straw).

Reducing your intake of sugary drinks by 1 serving a day may lower diabetes risk by at least 10%

Reducing your intake of sugary drinks by 1 serving a day may lower diabetes risk by at least 10%

Researchers from the U.S. and China suggest that drinking a serving of water, coffee or tea in place of a sugary beverage may lower Type 2 diabetes risk by up to 10 percent.

Alcohol guidelines: How much is 14 units?

Alcohol guidelines: How much is 14 units?

14 units of alcohol equal: 14 single measures of spirits (ABV 37.5%); seven pints of average-strength (4%) lager; nine and one-third 125ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine; seven 175ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine; four and two-thirds 250ml glasses of average-strength (12%) wine.

Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

Stay hydrated and boost your fiber intake: 10 Ways to reset your diet

If you’re feeling a little bloated after the holidays or a long vacation, try the tips below to boost your gut health and improve your eating habits.This cleansing drink boosts your mineral intake, promotes liver health and helps you stay hydrated.

Not as sweet but still good for you: Study reveals tea drinkers don’t miss sugar after quitting

Not as sweet but still good for you: Study reveals tea drinkers don’t miss sugar after quitting

Researchers from University College London and the University of Leeds recommend tea drinkers to skip the sugar next time: It will not affect their enjoyment of the drink and will help lower the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes.

Study finds cancer-causing contaminants in US tap water

Study finds cancer-causing contaminants in US tap water

This cumulative approach is common in assessing the health impacts of exposure to air pollutants but has never before been applied to a national dataset of drinking water contaminants.

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

Hot Tea and Cancer Risk

The study, which was conducted by the American Cancer Society in Atlanta, Georgia, found that consuming extremely hot tea may be associated with an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 50,045 men and women living in northeastern Iran.

What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses?

What Are Its Health Benefits and Uses?

• Combats the herpes virus — Research indicates lemon balm, in the form of a cream, essential oil or tea, has powerful effects on herpes cold sores and genital lesions due to the inhibiting activity of its polyphenol compounds against herpes virus activity.17,18

Senna Tea: Benefits and Side Effects

Senna Tea: Benefits and Side Effects

But because of its laxative effects, this concoction is now commonly treated as a “dieter’s tea” or a detox tea, used by people who are looking for a fast way to lose weight.15 Senna tea is even used in conjunction with something called “the master cleanse.”16 However, this is not recommended, as it may come with some dire results.

Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals From Firefighting Foam Pollute Water

Perfluoroalkyl Chemicals From Firefighting Foam Pollute Water

DoD has reported that at least 126 drinking water systems near military bases are contaminated with PFASs, due to their use in firefighting foam.4 However, although other countries are now using firefighting foam that does not contain these toxic chemicals, the U.S. military is not.