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Bigelow Tea Time With Cindi Bigelow 

Sip your way to serenity and wellbeing with Bigelow Tea! If you love yoga, you’ll be happy to know that drinking tea can create a peaceful, good feeling similar to the one you get from practicing yoga! Yes, the light amount of caffeine and L-Theanine in tea have the effect of both stimulating the mind and relaxing the body! @cici1722 tweeted about starting her day with both: “Hot yoga, green tea, and dressed for work all before 8 am.” Nice! As you sip your mug of Bigelow Tea today, check out this video (above). Third generation CEO Cindi Bigelow shares some great information about tea and health! Namaste!

 

Bigelow Tea Reports More Good News About Green Tea Via Time Magazine

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Bigelow Tea reported previously that Time magazine published an article listing seven reasons to drink Green Tea—as if taste, aroma and all-around awesomeness weren’t motivation enough! Here are reasons four through seven as reported by Time. Drink up and enjoy!

Green tea could lower your cholesterol. Green tea has been linked to lower levels of LDL, the “bad” cholesterol, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Overall, tea drinkers had slightly lower levels of LDL than those who did not drink green tea.

Green tea may promote healthy gums. A lower rate of gum-tissue loss and bleeding was found in those who regularly drank green tea, according to researchers at a Japanese university. The more tea subjects drank, the fewer symptoms of periodontal disease they displayed, so downing more than one cup a day could go a long way toward improving your oral health.

Green tea is good for your heart. Drinking green tea every day could help lower your risk of heart disease, according to Harvard Medical School. Regular tea drinkers showed a 26% lower risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke in a Japanese study of over 40,000 participants. But these participants consumed at least five cups of green tea per day, so drink up if you’re after a healthy heart.

Green tea gives you an energy boost. Even those trying to cut back on caffeine can reap the energy benefits of green tea. Because one 8-oz. cup of green tea contains 24-25 milligrams of caffeine, vs. 95 to 200 milligrams in a cup of coffee, tea offers a boost of energy with a lower risk of the headaches, shakiness and nausea that come with caffeine overload. And a little caffeine can boost exercise endurance, according to research published in the American Journal of Physiology.

So, as you brew your Bigelow Green Tea today, which @anna_banana_13_ wisely tweets “is really the best green tea,” enjoy the tea and think about all the good you are doing for you body!

 

Bigelow Tea Reports On Penn State Research That Says Green Tea May Keep Your Mouth Safe From Certain Forms Of Cancer

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Yes, Bigelow Tea in a big mug can warm your hands and it can bring delicious aromas to your nose … but it’s the mouth that really gets to enjoy Bigelow Tea. The mouth is the gateway to Bigelow Tea’s rich flavors and that soothing sensation of sipping and swallowing tea. Now there’s news that Green Tea may actually keep your mouth safe from some forms of cancer! Read on.

A new Pennsylvania State University study published in Molecular Nutrition and Food stated that green tea might kill oral cancer cells, and boost healthy ones. In the study the authors found that a compound in green tea triggers a process in the cancerous cells’ mitochondria that leads to early cell death. A previous study in 2002 found that green tea could induce cancer cell death and suggested “regular consumption of green tea could be beneficial in the prevention of oral cancer.”

This is exciting news! So, in addition to tasting good, keeping you warm and making special memories, Bigelow Green Tea might keep your mouth healthy. Another wonderful reason to enjoy Bigelow Tea during its milestone 70th year@DarlenyGomezR tweeted that she might be obsessed with Bigelow’s green tea … are you?

 

Bigelow Tea Reports On Time Magazine Article About Why You Should Drink Green Tea

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The taste, aroma and warmth of a mug of Bigelow Tea Green Tea are so enticing that people all over the world brew a daily cup! But if you need additional reasons to feel good about your tea, Time magazine recently wroteabout seven ways green tea gives you a boost. Here are the first three!

  1. Green tea is good for your bones. According to a study published in the journal Nutrition Research, women who drank up to three cups of tea per day had a 30% lower risk of osteoporosis-related hip fractures.
  1. Green tea may help prevent cancer. Cancer rates are lower in countries, like Japan, where green tea is a go-to drink, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. While researchers can’t be sure that green tea alone is responsible for low cancer rates, it does contain the chemicals EGCG, EGC, ECG and EC, which are known for their antioxidant activity. Plus, properties of green tea could help protect your skin from the sun’s UV damage, the leading cause of skin cancer.
  1. Green tea could help you maintain a healthy weight. It could even reduce body fat, researchers found in a 12-week study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Green-tea extract may also have the power to decrease obesity and obesity-related illnesses like diabetes.

Now that’s some good news! Bigelow Green Tea drinker clearly agrees;  @rjankrithika loves it so much that she tweeted that it is “The Elixir of My Life.” Awesome!

New to green tea? Try a box of Bigelow’s Six Assorted Green Teas and let us know which one is your favorite.

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Make Bigelow Tea A Part Of Physical Wellness Month

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April is Physical Wellness Month, and Bigelow Tea is all about feeling well! This is the ultimate time of year to kick your fitness plan into gear and eat and drink things that are good for your body! Bigelow Tea, of course, should be at the top of your list.

Not only does tea do a body good by providing hydration, it also has been shown to reduce non-cardiovascular mortality by 24 percent! On top of that, tea drinkers also have the opportunity to engage in something else that’s key to physical wellness: relax. Yes, taking time out of your day to brew a mug of steaming herbal or green tea is a wonderful way to relax.

Whatever age you are, and whatever physical state you’re in after this long winter, take Physical Wellness Month as an opportunity to sleep, exercise and eat well. Take @Jezyka2moro’s advice and have a #healthy tea party! Breathe fresh air and drink Bigelow Tea. Simple, right? Be well.

 

Boost Your Body With Herbal Bigelow Tea During National Nutrition Month

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Hydrate by drinking Bigelow Tea during National Nutrition Month. Of course, with so many flavors and varieties ranging from herbal to green to black, Bigelow Tea is the ideal beverage to add to your diet any time of year!

Did you know that Lemon Ginger Herbal tea  not only tastes delicious but it contains the probiotic GanedenBC 30 to help maintain a healthy balance in your digestive track?

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Hot or iced, this naturally caffeine free herbal blend is a great choice for every day. @beausci2010 knows “It’s good any time of day especially after meals.” So, during National Nutrition Month, give it a try … and feel good about yourself!

 

Cancer Research Update From Bigelow Tea

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Cancer—how it’s diagnosed, treated and perceived—has come a long way. Decades ago, people barely spoke about the “C word,” while today there’s an open dialogue about cancer prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, the odds are still good that you or someone you’re close to has had to deal with some form of cancer. So, today brew a cup of Bigelow Tea and read here about some of the research that indicates that tea may protect the body from some cancers.

A 2010 study of more than 500 people adds to growing evidence suggesting the beverage has anti-cancer powers. In the study, smokers and non-smokers who drank at least a cup a day cut their lung cancer risk significantly, a US cancer research conference heard. The protection was greatest for people carrying certain genes. But cancer experts said the findings did not change the fact that smoking is bad for health.

An earlier study indicated that tea drinkers have an approximately 42% reduced risk of colon cancer compared to non-tea drinkers. In that same study, men who drank more than 1.5 cups of tea per day were found to have a 70% lower colon cancer risk. Another study led researchers to the conclusion that hot black tea consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of the most common form of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma. And still another study, this one from 2003, indicated that women who consumed the equivalent of 2.5 cups of tea per day had a 60% reduction in rectal cancer risk, compared with women who drank less than 1.2 cups of tea daily.

Living a healthy lifestyle by eating right, exercising, applying sunscreen and getting routine physicals and checks for common cancers are just some of the things everyone can do to help prevent, or diagnose, cancer. So, take the advice of the experts: take a walk, wear a wide brimmed hat, nibble a carrot, brew some tea … and enjoy life!

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Tea and tea containing products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or illness. You should always consult a physician regarding the applicability of any information or recommendations with respect to any symptoms or medical condition.

Bigelow is not responsible for the content contained in third-party studies. Bigelow provides these studies for reference, and this does not represent an endorsement or responsibility for the content of such third-party studies.

Bigelow Tea Doesn’t Skip a Beat on Being Heart Healthy

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For 70 years, the Bigelow Tea family has put their hearts into blending their quality teas. Now in February, American Heart Month, it’s time to get to the heart of another matter: being heart healthy. During a month that also includes Wear Red Day and Women’s Heart Week, Bigelow Tea wants to make sure that fellow tea drinkers don’t skip a beat on learning more about heart disease.

Though heart disease can impact both males and females, the American Heart Association cites it as remaining the leading cause of death for 1 in 3 women each year. So along with getting the facts, be sure to maintain a healthy diet with regular exercise.

Medical studies have shown that tea could help your ticker and can serve as a good beverage option for watching daily sugar intake! In fact, Bigelow Tea “hearts” @jasonmattick for tweeting about turning to Bigelow’s English Teatime as a way to give up soda. Way to go, Jason!

So during the rest of February, and long after, keep your heart healthy and drink some Bigelow Tea.

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The tea kettle can be an important tool in your fight against a cold or flu

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Who doesn’t love a steaming mug of Bigelow Tea on a cold January day during Hot Tea Month? Yes, that aroma, that taste, that warm sensation … it’s amazing what tea can do to boost your mood and change your day! And, if you happen to have a cold–or even the flu—put that kettle on ASAP!

Sore throat? Tea can also soothe a sore throat.  Sip soothing and satisfying Green Tea with Lemon and a little bit of honey.

Need rest? Brew a relaxing herbal variety like Chamomile MintA good night’s sleep is key to recovery—and chamomile is widely believed to have a calming and relaxing effect.

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Want to clear those sinuses? A stronger blend like American Breakfast Black Tea will do the trick. Let that steam waft and breathe in deeply. Between the steam and the caffeine, you’ll be up and running in no time.

Last month the Bigelow Tea blog posted several studies that showed drinking black tea might improve the body’s defenses and that drinking tea can activate immune cells and boosted the immune system. And U.S. News & World Report offered three frugal ways to stay healthy this time of year: (1) Wash & Sanitize; (2) Rest; (3) Drink Tea!

So brew your favorite Bigelow Tea now … and stay well!

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Rethink your Drink During Diet Resolution Week And Throughout 2015!

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As the New Year rings in a fresh start, put the champagne glasses away and get the tea mugs out! Bigelow Tea thinks last week’s Diet Resolution Week is a great time for tea fans to get fit, get healthy and “Rethink your Drink”!  Taking small steps—like drinking Bigelow Green Tea and staying hydrated—is the best way to adopt positive lifestyle changes!

Bigelow Tea knows that minor adjustments such as eating more fruits and veggies, daily exercise and staying active can make a big difference. Staying hydrated is important too. And of course tea can be a healthy and flavorful part of any diet. It’s zero calories and it’s also gluten-free! Bigelow Tea has so many varieties and flavors, ranging from herbal to strong black tea like American Breakfast. There’s also Organic Green Tea, which @iamanitamarie praises for its many pluses on Instagram. And don’t forget our delicious seasonal and holiday teas are a good substitution for high calorie desserts.

To brew up additional support for getting healthy, the Bigelow Tea family found a few motivational posts from celebrity tea drinkers. Demi Lovato tweeted that she is working out and “just killed a 90 minute cycling class.”

Share your New Year’s resolution with Bigelow Tea!

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