Big Pharma, meet Bigelow.
The tea maker, along with Tetley, Lipton, Red Rose and every other brand of that favorite beverage may be your newest competitors.
That’s because they all make something drug companies would love to get their hands on and sell as an overpriced shot or pill if they could only patent it!
Get stronger bones & avoid breaks with tea!
Turns out tea is a bone-saving bonanza that could well help us avoid osteoporosis as we get older.
One without all the horrible side effects of those “bone” drugs.
And one that appears to be a lot more effective in preventing a break to boot!
A study from “down under” has just revealed another health benefit of tea drinking.
It appears this traditional and beloved brew can substantially cut our chances of being laid up with a broken leg, or even worse, a possibly life-threatening hip fracture.
Help yourself to a mug of osteoporosis prevention
The researchers from South Australia’s Flinders University monitored nearly 1200 women with an average age of 80 for 10 years.
And what they found was that those who had three cups of tea daily had a whopping 30 percent fewer broken bones due to osteoporosis then those who never or seldom drank tea.
They attribute that reduced risk to the flavonoids present in both green and black tea. These chemicals, they believe, act to slow the rate of skeletal degeneration while actually helping add new bone cells.
And that should be big news to the more than 10 million Americans already estimated to suffer from osteoporosis, and another 43 million-plus who are likely to come down with it.
Avoid bone drug side effects (& a broken hip!)
This is also especially important news if you or a loved one is considering whether to begin on one of those much-hyped osteoporosis meds.
Ones like Boniva that “can cause serious problems in the stomach or esophagus.” Or Fosamax, which may bring on reactions like severe heartburn, terrible joint, bone or muscle pain, and “crippling jaw bone damage (and) bone fractures.”
You could, of course, risk these horrible side effects in hopes that you’ll lessen your chances of being laid up with a broken bone.
Or, you could opt for a cup of tea several times a day, which sure sounds a lot less painful and risky.
To say nothing of a lot more sociable!
Jenny Thompson is the Director of the Health Sciences Institute and editor of the HSI e-Alert. Through HSI, she and her team uncover important health information and expose ridiculous health misinformation, most notably through the HSI e-Alert.
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