Your diet may actually help your bloodflow. A high intake of flavanols – the compoullds that are found in wine, tea and cocoa—improved indications of blood-vessel dilation by as much as 47 per cent in people with coronary heart disease, according to researchers from California and Germany. This is because flavanols may boost the circulation of angiogenic cells, a variety that repairs arteries.
TEA FOR TEETH
What you drink may help your smile, according to a study in Preventive Medicine. Researchers in Japan assessed the drinking habits of some25,000 adults and found that those who drank at least a cup of green tea a day had a lower risk of tooth loss than those who drank none. The reason: Antioxidants known as catechins can kill the mouth bacteria associated with gum disease and tooth decay, the study says. Black tea contains only low levels of catechins, so consider making the upgrade to green tea.