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Old 11-24-2004, 05:37 AM   #1
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Tea good for BP?

Hi, Just been reading a book called "Eat to Beat High Blood Pressure", which claims that drinking 3 - 4 cups of tea a day has a benefical effect on BP (especially green). Does this seem correct? The book claims that tea can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and stroke, and the more the better. The benefits far outway the effects from caffiene it also states?

Any views would be appreciated.


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Old 11-24-2004, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: Tea good for BP?

Wouldn't it be nice if all these Barnes and Noble cures worked?

I'm a skeptic, though, and it seems that every time I pick up a magazine, green tea is curing something else. Methinks, maybe what it's curing is poor green tea sales.

One must always remember: "Got MILK?", "The incredible edible EGG," and "Pork, the OTHER white meat." For a while red wine cured what ailed ya', I wonder if the California Wine conglomerates had much to do with that.

I'm trying to force green tea (don't like the stuff much), but I'm not detecting much of an effect in BP.

Give it a try, Paul, and let us know how you do.

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Old 11-24-2004, 08:47 AM   #3
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Re: Tea good for BP?

I gave up regular tea when I cut out caffiene. I thought it might be contributing to some hypertension problems. Not being caffinated has seemed to help some.

I like green tea, but it doesn't like me. If I drink a lot of it it makes me depressed. Does my brother too. Regular black tea does not do that.

I'd want to see scientific studies on tea helping blood pressure before I'd buy into it.

Old 11-24-2004, 09:21 AM   #4
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Re: Tea good for BP?

I thought that tea would raise it..Because it has caffeine. Or maybe green tea doesn't. I don't know. The best thing that helps blood pressure is: water and less sodium. I think that's the only "cure" for high blood pressure.

Old 11-24-2004, 12:16 PM   #5
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Re: Tea good for BP?

I read and heard every claim there is on green tea. I drink both green tea and black tea and i have not seen a drop in bp. I still drink it bcuz i like it and it is mellow and light )to me but i wouldn't count on it making a big drop in bp, or cholesterol or diabetes or anything else.

Old 11-29-2004, 06:34 PM   #6
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Re: Tea good for BP?

I drink green tea sometimes. I dont notice that it makes my BP lower but it does seem to help me feel better for some reason.

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