Newsletter Newsletter Motivation - Principle 9: Change Your Lifestyle with a Friend Christmas Tea For a special present this festive season, why not wrap up a gift box of fragrant December 2009 Issue 75 Osteoporosis - Elderly women who drink tea have a higher bone density. This may be because tea promotes a more alkaline If you have any friends or family and healthy tea. The humble cuppa is balance in the body, preventing calcium members with similar goals, ask them to enjoying a great resurgence. It is from being leached from the bones. join you. Doing something with a friend emerging from its old tea cosy image and helps to keep things going and keeps you taking its well-earned place among our Cancer - Tea may help reduce the risk of motivated. You may even discuss how most popular beverages. This is due to its gastric, oesophageal and skin cancer, and you are feeling, compare notes and go fine health properties, subtle aromic even increase the survival rate in those grocery shopping together. scent and association with emotional who have cancer. Plus research has comfort. Lucky for us in Australia, we shown drinking three cups of tea a day In this way you will feel more accountable enjoy an incomparable and lovely ritual of decreases the likelihood of prostate and when it comes to changing your lifestyle putting on the kettle, sitting down and ovarian cancer. and this support network is vital for long taking time to pause and chat about term success. It is also easier when you everything from family affairs to world Weight gain - Green tea may boost your know there is somebody else with you. It politics! So this Christmas, wrap a metabolic rate, encouraging kilojoules to also brings in a friendly spirit of container of tea and give someone you burn. This could be due to amino acid competition that will motivate you to do love a splendid gift of health and good theanine, which improves alertness things that seemed impossible earlier. times. without causing over-stimulation. Add Flavour to Your Meals Choosing a loose-leaf tea variety to give Eggs Herbs and spices are great nutrient as a gift - there are thousands to pick Dieters who eat eggs for breakfast lose boosters. Parsley, for example, contains from and it is well worth the effort. Not more weight, according to a US study. bone-boosting vitamin K, and chilli is a only does the delicate flavour of tea Compared to people who ate a bagel for good source of vitamin C. Coriander become richer with loose-leaf tea but the breakfast, those who started their day contains a strong antibiotic called longer steeping time boosts the flavonoid with eggs lost 65 per cent more weight, dodecenal that helps ward off illness, levels-antioxidants that benefit health. had a 61 per cent greater drop in BMI and while garlic contains diallyl sulfide, which Within 20 minutes of sipping a cup of had better energy levels. p fights infection and boosts circulation for black or green tea your body enjoys a a faster metabolism. Sprinkle fresh thyme healthy burst of antioxidants. However it over your salads. It contains thymol, a powerful antiseptic and antibiotic - it is the essential ingredient of most is drinking tea regularly over a lifetime that reaps the most benefits, protecting the body against the free-radical damage Recipe mouthwashes! that leads to disease. In fact tea ranks higher than various fruits and vegetables Thai Chicken Skewers with Bok Choy Some fresh herbs are so high in on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, which Chicken tenderloins (allowance) antioxidants that by adding half a 1 tsp Thai red curry teaspoon to a dish, “you could potentially measures antioxidant levels in foods. Baby Bok Choy (allowance) double your normal antioxidant intake,” Fresh ginger thickly sliced says professor Rune Blomhoff, who Three to four cups of tea a day appear to Fresh garlic thickly sliced discovered this nutrition fact at the give optimal benefit, according to University of Oslo. Top antioxidant nutritionists. It is a small thing to do and Method: boosting herbs include oregano, can protect you against the following Combine chicken, curry and 1 tablespoon of rosemary, sage and thyme. health dilemmas: cold water in a bowl. Stir to coat, cover and refrigerate for 30 mins. Thread chicken onto skewers. Preheat barbeque plate or chargrill Water First, Food Second! Heart Disease - One cup of black tea each on medium heat. Cook skewers for 3-4 If you are undecided about whether to day with about 200mg flavonoids, helps minutes each side. Meanwhile, spray wok have that snack, try drinking a glass of to keep the lining of the arteries softer lightly with peanut oil, add roughly chopped water first. The brain often confuses and more flexible, thereby reducing blood bok choy, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for about thirst with hunger, especially if you tend pressure and the risk of heart attack. 3 mins or until wilted. Serve immediately. to habitually eat. The answer to weight loss is within you For more details and contacts throughout Australia visit our website: www.cohens.com.au Disclaimer: Information provided in the Cohen’s Lifestyle Clinic Newsletter is for educational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. 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