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Today’s Holiday: Festival Interceltique Created in 1971, the Festival Interceltique


Today’s Holiday:
Festival Interceltique
Created in 1971, the Festival Interceltique

(Interceltic Festival) brings together traditional and contemporary expressions of Celtic culture and arts. Approximately 4,500 singers, instrumentalists, visual artists, dancers, professors, and filmmakers from the traditionally Celtic lands take part in the event, including Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Galicia (Spain), Asturias (Spain), and Brittany (France). The festival takes place in Lorient, a town in Brittany, from the first Friday in August and until the second Sunday of August. About 350,000 spectators attend the festival annually. More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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Today’s Birthday: Regina Jonas (1902)


Today’s Birthday:
Regina Jonas (1902)

After being denied ordination at least once, German Jewess Regina Jonas finally found a rabbi willing to defy convention and make her, in 1935, the first ordained woman rabbi. A victim of the Holocaust, Jonas’s story went forgotten for many years, only coming to light when some of her writings, including a document titled “Lectures of the One and Only Woman Rabbi, Regina Jonas,” were rediscovered long after her death at the hands of the Nazis. Where was she when she delivered these lectures? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

This Day in History: Operation Sunshine: First Crossing of a Submerged Vessel at North Pole (1958)


This Day in History:
Operation Sunshine: First Crossing of a Submerged Vessel at North Pole (1958)

The USS Nautilus was the world’s first operational nuclear-powered submarine. In 1958, the Nautilus embarked on Operation Sunshine, during which it completed the first submerged journey across the North Pole, resurfacing northeast of Greenland 96 hours later. During the mission, deep ice in the area of the Chukchi Sea forced the Nautilus to turn back temporarily. In the event that the submarine became trapped in ice, what dramatic action did its commander plan to take? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Quote of the Day: Henry David Thoreau


Quote of the Day:
Henry David Thoreau

I came into this world, not chiefly to make this a good place to live in, but to live in it, be it good or bad.

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Article of the Day: Opium Dens


Article of the Day:
Opium Dens

Opium dens, establishments where opium is sold and smoked, were especially popular in the 19th century, particularly in China, Southeast Asia, France, and North America. Chinese immigrants hired to build the transcontinental railroad during the California gold rush brought the practice of smoking opium to the US. There, opium dens operated unhindered until an epidemic of opiate addiction in the late 1800s forced them underground. When was New York City’s last opium den reportedly shut down? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Idiom of the Day: (one’s) blood runs cold


Idiom of the Day:
(one’s) blood runs cold

One becomes seized by an acute and intense sensation of fear, panic, horror, or dread. Watch the video…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Word of the Day: unfeigned


Word of the Day:
unfeigned

Definition: (adjective) Not pretended; sincerely felt or expressed.
Synonyms: genuine, true
Usage: I could tell from his unfeigned astonishment that he truly knew nothing about the robbery plans.: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

Ask the Dietitian: Tea & Health Benefits | Equal Exchange


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Jessica Jones-Hughes
March 21, 2011
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Tea 101
The first recorded cup of tea was sipped in China more than 4,000 years ago. Since that time tea consumption has become a worldwide trend, for its taste and health properties. In fact, next to water it is the most consumed beverage in the world! Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, grown at high altitudes, mostly in China, Japan, India and Africa.

Black, oolong and green tea are the three traditional types made from the tea leaves. Peppermint, chamomile and rooibos are actually herbs.

Soil, climate and elevation contribute to the quality, flavor and nutrient properties of tea. Tea leaves are also very susceptible to environmental pollutants. This means that buying tea grown using good growing practices, such as organic certification is important. Proper brewing and storage of tea is also necessary to get the most health benefits and best taste.

Health benefits
There are over 700 nutrients in tea that contribute to its health properties. What are these health effects? We could give an entire class looking at the numerous benefits of tea. Instead, I broke down some of the most studied and important potential impacts for you here:

Alert mind. The average cup of tea has 40mg of caffeine, which causes you to be more alert.

Diuretic. Theophylline, a nutrient in tea that works with caffeine, acts as a diuretic in tea (this is why you usually need to use the bathroom more when you drink tea vs. water). Caffeine acts as a diuretic only when you consume over 300mg.

Relaxation. Theophylline also causes your lung muscles and blood vessels to relax, which can increase the ease of breathing and blood flow.

Easier digestion. Essential oils in tea help with digestion. Green tea packs more essential oils. Extended brewing time can cause essential oils to evaporate.

Cancer prevention. Although there is still some debate around this claim, many studies show decreased risk of cancer with tea consumption.

Healthier heart. Black and green tea have both shown the ability to decrease the risk of developing various heart conditions.

Improved blood sugar regulation. This benefit is under heavy debate, but a few studies indicate that individuals who drink tea may have better blood sugar control.

Other possible, but less studied benefits: fewer cavities due to decreased mouth bacteria, increased “good” intestinal bacteria, protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
While there still needs to be more research done, there is enough evidence to say that drinking tea has a major positive impact on your health. Grab a box of Equal Exchange tea, brew it as directed and happily drink up (iced or hot)!

*Learn more here.

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Jessica Jones-Hughes
March 21, 2011
Categories:
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Tagged:
tea
Tea 101
The first recorded cup of tea was sipped in China more than 4,000 years ago. Since that time tea consumption has become a worldwide trend, for its taste and health properties. In fact, next to water it is the most consumed beverage in the world! Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, grown at high altitudes, mostly in China, Japan, India and Africa.

Black, oolong and green tea are the three traditional types made from the tea leaves. Peppermint, chamomile and rooibos are actually herbs.

Soil, climate and elevation contribute to the quality, flavor and nutrient properties of tea. Tea leaves are also very susceptible to environmental pollutants. This means that buying tea grown using good growing practices, such as organic certification is important. Proper brewing and storage of tea is also necessary to get the most health benefits and best taste.

Health benefits
There are over 700 nutrients in tea that contribute to its health properties. What are these health effects? We could give an entire class looking at the numerous benefits of tea. Instead, I broke down some of the most studied and important potential impacts for you here:

Alert mind. The average cup of tea has 40mg of caffeine, which causes you to be more alert.

Diuretic. Theophylline, a nutrient in tea that works with caffeine, acts as a diuretic in tea (this is why you usually need to use the bathroom more when you drink tea vs. water). Caffeine acts as a diuretic only when you consume over 300mg.

Relaxation. Theophylline also causes your lung muscles and blood vessels to relax, which can increase the ease of breathing and blood flow.

Easier digestion. Essential oils in tea help with digestion. Green tea packs more essential oils. Extended brewing time can cause essential oils to evaporate.

Cancer prevention. Although there is still some debate around this claim, many studies show decreased risk of cancer with tea consumption.

Healthier heart. Black and green tea have both shown the ability to decrease the risk of developing various heart conditions.

Improved blood sugar regulation. This benefit is under heavy debate, but a few studies indicate that individuals who drink tea may have better blood sugar control.

Other possible, but less studied benefits: fewer cavities due to decreased mouth bacteria, increased “good” intestinal bacteria, protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
While there still needs to be more research done, there is enough evidence to say that drinking tea has a major positive impact on your health. Grab a box of Equal Exchange tea, brew it as directed and happily drink up (iced or hot)!

*Learn more here.

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ShareThis Copy and PasteSkip to main content Menu EQUAL EXCHANGE ASK THE DIETITIAN: TEA & HEALTH BENEFITS Home ›Blog ›Ask the Dietitian: Tea & Health Benefits Jessica Jones-Hughes March 21, 2011 Categories: Health/Wellness Tagged: tea Tea 101 The first recorded cup of tea was sipped in China more than 4,000 years ago. Since that time tea consumption has become a worldwide trend, for its taste and health properties. In fact, next to water it is the most consumed beverage in the world! Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, grown at high altitudes, mostly in China, Japan, India and Africa. Black, oolong and green tea are the three traditional types made from the tea leaves. Peppermint, chamomile and rooibos are actually herbs. Soil, climate and elevation contribute to the quality, flavor and nutrient properties of tea. Tea leaves are also very susceptible to environmental pollutants. This means that buying tea grown using good growing practices, such as organic certification is important. Proper brewing and storage of tea is also necessary to get the most health benefits and best taste. Health benefits There are over 700 nutrients in tea that contribute to its health properties. What are these health effects? We could give an entire class looking at the numerous benefits of tea. Instead, I broke down some of the most studied and important potential impacts for you here: Alert mind. The average cup of tea has 40mg of caffeine, which causes you to be more alert. Diuretic. Theophylline, a nutrient in tea that works with caffeine, acts as a diuretic in tea (this is why you usually need to use the bathroom more when you drink tea vs. water). Caffeine acts as a diuretic only when you consume over 300mg. Relaxation. Theophylline also causes your lung muscles and blood vessels to relax, which can increase the ease of breathing and blood flow. Easier digestion. Essential oils in tea help with digestion. Green tea packs more essential oils. Extended brewing time can cause essential oils to evaporate. Cancer prevention. Although there is still some debate around this claim, many studies show decreased risk of cancer with tea consumption. Healthier heart. Black and green tea have both shown the ability to decrease the risk of developing various heart conditions. Improved blood sugar regulation. This benefit is under heavy debate, but a few studies indicate that individuals who drink tea may have better blood sugar control. Other possible, but less studied benefits: fewer cavities due to decreased mouth bacteria, increased “good” intestinal bacteria, protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. While there still needs to be more research done, there is enough evidence to say that drinking tea has a major positive impact on your health. Grab a box of Equal Exchange tea, brew it as directed and happily drink up (iced or hot)! *Learn more here. CATEGORIES Action Alert At Equal Exchange Community Farmer Partners Health/Wellness How-Tos Products Small Farmers Big Change TAGS bananas chocolate co-ops coffee environment fair foods fair trade food system fundraising gift ideas recipes tea NEWSLETTER SIGNUP Sign Up By providing Equal Exchange with your email, you’re giving us permission to communicate with you electronically. Read our Privacy Policy for more details. STAY CONNECTED ABOUT US WORKER OWNED CONTACT US JOBS OUR CAFES OUR PARTNERS FAIR TRADE RESOURCES PRODUCTS ALL FAIR FOODS COFFEE COCOA & CHOCOLATE TEA BANANAS CUSTOMERS ALL CONGREGATIONS & GROUPS FUNDRAISING AT YOUR OFFICE TOOLS STORES & CAFES HELP CUSTOMER SERVICE MY ACCOUNT SHIPPING & RETURNS WHOLESALE & BULK ORDERS EQUAL EXCHANGE COOP © ALL RIGHTS RESERVED CAREERS PRIVACY POLICY Skip to main content Menu EQUAL EXCHANGE ASK THE DIETITIAN: TEA & HEALTH BENEFITS Home ›Blog ›Ask the Dietitian: Tea & Health Benefits Jessica Jones-Hughes March 21, 2011 Categories: Health/Wellness Tagged: tea Tea 101 The first recorded cup of tea was sipped in China more than 4,000 years ago. Since that time tea consumption has become a worldwide trend, for its taste and health properties. In fact, next to water it is the most consumed beverage in the world! Tea leaves come from the Camellia sinensis plant, grown at high altitudes, mostly in China, Japan, India and Africa. Black, oolong and green tea are the three traditional types made from the tea leaves. Peppermint, chamomile and rooibos are actually herbs. Soil, climate and elevation contribute to the quality, flavor and nutrient properties of tea. Tea leaves are also very susceptible to environmental pollutants. This means that buying tea grown using good growing practices, such as organic certification is important. Proper brewing and storage of tea is also necessary to get the most health benefits and best taste. Health benefits There are over 700 nutrients in tea that contribute to its health properties. What are these health effects? We could give an entire class looking at the numerous benefits of tea. Instead, I broke down some of the most studied and important potential impacts for you here: Alert mind. The average cup of tea has 40mg of caffeine, which causes you to be more alert. Diuretic. Theophylline, a nutrient in tea that works with caffeine, acts as a diuretic in tea (this is why you usually need to use the bathroom more when you drink tea vs. water). Caffeine acts as a diuretic only when you consume over 300mg. Relaxation. Theophylline also causes your lung muscles and blood vessels to relax, which can increase the ease of breathing and blood flow. Easier digestion. Essential oils in tea help with digestion. Green tea packs more essential oils. Extended brewing time can cause essential oils to evaporate. Cancer prevention. Although there is still some debate around this claim, many studies show decreased risk of cancer with tea consumption. Healthier heart. Black and green tea have both shown the ability to decrease the risk of developing various heart conditions. Improved blood sugar regulation. This benefit is under heavy debate, but a few studies indicate that individuals who drink tea may have better blood sugar control. Other possible, but less studied benefits: fewer cavities due to decreased mouth bacteria, increased “good” intestinal bacteria, protection against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. While there still needs to be more research done, there is enough evidence to say that drinking tea has a major positive impact on your health. Grab a box of Equal Exchange tea, brew it as directed and happily drink up (iced or hot)! *Learn more here. CATEGORIES Action Alert At Equal Exchange Community Farmer Partners Health/Wellness How-Tos Products Small Farmers Big Change TAGS bananas chocolate co-ops coffee environment fair foods fair trade food system fundraising gift ideas recipes tea NEWSLETTER SIGNUP Sign Up By providing Equal Exchange with your email, you’re giving us permission to communicate with you electronically. Read our Privacy Policy for more details. 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