Take Tea and See . . .

How Much Healthier You Can Be!
Maybe the English are on to something with their afternoon teas! Numerous studies have revealed the health benefits of tea – from lowering the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, to skin appearance to reduction of belly fat and body weight. Many of the studies used a placebo control substance containing caffeine to rule out the effects of caffeine as the health-bestowing substance.

Some Like It Hot!

And that’s a good thing, especially if you are trying to lose weight or keep it off. Results of a Purdue University review of scientific studies indicate that capsaicin, a substance that gives chile peppers their burn, has modest potential for weight loss and maintenance. But if your mouth is a bit wimpy when it comes to the hot stuff, don’t despair! Capsiates, found in sweet peppers, are cool customers compared to capsaicin and do the same deed.