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Earl Grey Tea Said To Be Good For Your Heart


There are plenty of people whom already on the Earl Grey tea train, but there may be an even better reason for more people to hop on it as well. It seems as if Earl Grey tea has the ability to lower the amount of “bad” cholesterol your body collects, as well as prevent the risk of contracting heart disease. Scientists have said that Earl Grey (or even black tea) contains certain extracts from a Mediterranean citrus fruit named bergamot.
The bergamot is apparently a super food pertaining the hearts health, it might even be as effective as statins. Statins are a type of “wonder drug” that’s used to control cholesterol levels, the down-side to this is that patients might see a variation of side effects from taking the medicine. It seems as if bergamot give Earl Grey tea the specific taste and smell that the lovers of it have come to know so well. The super food has HMGF (hydroxy methyl glutaryl flavonones) within it, which is a great aid in treating heart diseases (nearly as effectively as statins).

The scientists who conducted the study (researchers from the University of Calabria, Italy) compared which effects showed up in both cases, as in both the statins and the HMGF. The study showed amazing results, as the HMGF showed that it was just as effective as the statins, which could mean those who are currently on statins and don’t like it very much may have an alternative. Not only did it reduce the levels of LDL (which is pretty much the bad cholesterol that can put you at risk of contracting heart disease), as well as increasing HDL, which is the “good” cholesterol.

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