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Tea, Citrus May Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Here's some good news for women from the U.K.: a report showing that women who drank a few cups of tea per day and ate some citrus fruit or drank citrus juice (mostly orange juice) had a 31 percent lower risk of the most common type of ovarian cancer than others in the study whose consumption of tea and citrus was low. The researchers reviewed three decades of health data from 171,940 women age 25 to 55 participating in the long-running Nurses' Health Studies in the U.S., and analyzed food frequency questionnaires submitted by the study participants every four years. They credited the antioxidants called flavanols (found in tea, red wine, apples and grapes) as well as the flavanones found in citrus fruit and juices with the risk reduction. This was the first investigation to look at the effect of these antioxidants in the diet on ovarian cancer risk. Ovarian cancer strikes over 6,500 women in the U.K. and 20,000 women in the U.S. annually. In the U.S. it is now the fifth leading cause of death in women.

How to Make Turmeric Tea (Video)

Turmeric tea is a delicious and healthy drink that provides anti-inflammatory properties through turmeric. Dr. Weil shows how to quickly brew a batch of turmeric tea with only a few ingredients - water, turmeric, and lemon or honey to taste.

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How to Make Turmeric Tea

Turmeric tea has many health benefitsTurmeric (Curcuma longa) is a culinary spice that spans cultures - it is a major ingredient in Indian curries, and is what makes American mustard yellow. Evidence is accumulating that this brightly colored relative of ginger is a promising disease-preventive agent as well, outperforming many pharmaceuticals in its effects against chronic, debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's, arthritis, cancer and even possibly depression - all with virtually no adverse side effects.

To get more turmeric into your diet, consider drinking it in tea form. The recipe is simple, and you can experiment with the ingredients and flavorings until you find a combination that suits your taste:

  1. Bring four cups of water to a boil.
  2. Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup, add honey and/or lemon to taste.

Some people like to add a teaspoon of ginger along with the turmeric. While ground versions are more convenient, it's worthwhile to experiment with freshly grated turmeric for a more vibrant flavor. These distinctive, deep-orange roots are increasingly available in American grocery and natural food stores. Enjoy!

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