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Green tea: the superfood that slashes cholesterol

High on the list of healthy superfoods, green tea’s health benefits are well-documented. It is known to protect and improve vision, protect us from cancer, and control blood sugar.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association points to green tea’s ability to keep our cholesterol under control as well.

Chinese researchers followed 80,182 men and women for six years to determine if drinking green tea benefited HDL cholesterol levels. The participants were all 49 years of age or older.

After accounting for other lifestyle factors such as exercise, diet, drinking and smoking, researchers concluded that drinking green tea slowed down the natural decrease in HDL cholesterol levels, especially in people who drank tea more often.

Read: Why you should drink matcha green tea

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Joyce Hollman

By Joyce Hollman

Joyce Hollman is a writer based in Kennebunk, Maine, specializing in the medical/healthcare and natural/alternative health space. Health challenges of her own led Joyce on a journey to discover ways to feel better through organic living, utilizing natural health strategies. Now, practicing yoga and meditation, and working towards living in a chemical-free home, her experiences make her the perfect conduit to help others live and feel better naturally.