Sunday, September 20, 2009

Green tea may improve bone health

Green tea could strengthen your bones and help prevent osteoporosis and other bone diseases that afflict so many, according to a recent study.

Publishing in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers found that certain green tea polyphenols promote bone formation by boosting the activity of a bone growth enzyme, but without any toxic effects to bone-producing cells.

Promoting the good without introducing the bad—that is truly the ultimate goal of all healing.

A nice cup of green, green tea
Who would guess that such a soft, gentle liquid could be so good for toughening our bones—and our teeth, too.

—Mellow Monk

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