New Blog Post: Back to School-Stress, Heart Health & Coping

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With the breezy days of summer behind us September can bring about a lot of change. Kids are going back to school and new fall routines kick in. Maybe like many Canadians you too find that fall can be a new balancing act as you’re juggling new routines that cause levels of stress rise now and then. Did you know that stress affects your heart health? Research shows that too much stress can harm your heart and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. A great deal of research has been published on tea’s health benefits and tea has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. High blood pressure is a risk factor of heart disease and small decrease in blood pressure from dietary changes may have significant benefits. Researchers in Australia found that regular consumption of 3 cups of black tea a day can result in significantly lower blood pressures. “There is unequivocal evidence that tea as a lifestyle factor can impact health,” said Dr. Carol Greenwood, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. “Drinking tea should be considered part of a healthy lifestyle.”

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