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Almost half of respondents to an American Dietetic Association (ADA) telephone survey of adults responded that they found news reports on nutrition to be confusing.

The American Dietetic Association. 1995 Nutrition Trends Survey. Executive Summary. Conducted by the Wirthlin Group for the American Dietetic Association, 1995.


Are you brewing up for a healthier heart. Tea has just been declared one of the world's healthiest foods, along with broccoli and carrots, for its role in helping reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and some kinds of strok according to the American Health Foundation, drinking up to ten cups of tea a day will give you the same amount of antioxidants found in the recommended daily intake of fresh vegetables. Recent research from Holland has shown that the death rate from heart attacks among regular tea drinkers is half that of people who never drank tea. A Norwegian study published in 1992 showed decreased death rates from all causes, including coronary heart disease, among those who drank more tea. And now a team at Edinburgh University's cardiovascular research unit is in the final stages of a three-year study, funded by the British Heart Foundation, into the beneficial effects of tea in preventing heart disease. According to Dr Rudolph Riemersma, an expert in cardiac biochemistry leading the research, tea contains vitamin-like substances, known as polyphenols and flavonoids, which may help prevent heart disease (decaffeinated tea contains similar amounts of these substances). The flavonoids in tea are thought to protect the heart by preventing cholesterol building up in the arteries, as well as lowering blood pressure. © Daily Mail