Health Tips: Do people really turn black by drinking tea?

In the world of health and wellness, rumors often circulate, and one that has gained traction is the idea that drinking tea can turn your skin black. Let’s delve into this claim and separate fact from fiction.

The Origins of the Tea-Skin Color Myth

Tea, a beverage steeped in tradition and cultural significance, has found its way into various aspects of daily life. However, the notion that it can alter skin color is rooted in misinformation and cultural misunderstandings. The spread of this myth highlights the importance of critical thinking when it comes to health-related beliefs.

Understanding Tea Components: The Role of Tannins

Exploring Tannins – Culprits or Innocents?

Tea contains tannins, natural compounds found in plants. Some argue that excessive tea consumption, particularly of black tea, can lead to an increase in tannin levels in the body, affecting skin color. Tannins are known for their astringent properties, and the theory suggests that these properties could somehow influence the pigmentation of the skin.

Debunking the Tannin Theory

However, scientific research indicates that the tannin levels in tea are not substantial enough to cause changes in skin pigmentation. While tannins indeed have astringent properties, linking them directly to skin color transformation lacks scientific backing. The body processes the tannins in tea differently, and their concentration is not significant enough to cause any noticeable impact on the skin.

Tea Varieties and Skin Impact: Setting the Record Straight

Black Tea and the Alleged Skin Darkening Effect

Black tea, often accused in this myth, is a popular variant globally. Let’s explore whether it has any impact on the color of our skin. The association between black tea and skin darkening primarily stems from its rich color and the presence of polyphenols.

The Role of Polyphenols

Black tea is rich in polyphenols, known for

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Tasty and healthy: Lean beef’s secret to a happy heart

(BPT) – When you think about eating a heart-healthy diet, do you picture beef? Beef may not be a food that immediately comes to mind when you think heart health. However, lean beef is a nutrient-rich and flavorful food that supports a heart-healthy diet and lifestyle.

Numerous research studies have shown that incorporating lean beef into a heart-healthy diet pattern can help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood pressure levels. In fact, research from Penn State University found that people who participated in the Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) Study — who ate 4 to 5 ounces of lean beef each day as a part of a heart-healthy diet including vegetables, fruits, whole grains and low and non-fat dairy — maintained healthy blood cholesterol levels.

People are more likely to maintain a healthy diet if it is satisfying and enjoyable, says Shalene H. McNeill, Ph.D., RDN, executive director of Nutrition Science, Health and Wellness at National Cattlemen’s Beef Association — a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. “The good news is you don’t have to give up your favorite foods like beef. It’s all about balance.”

In honor of American Hearth Month, McNeill has offered her top three tips and recipes for incorporating beef into your diet so you can support your heart health and your taste buds too.

1. Choose lean cuts

When shopping for beef, opt for the leanest cuts available. A good rule of thumb is to look for “round” or “loin,” like sirloin, tenderloin or eye round roast. These cuts typically have a lower fat content, making them heart-friendlier options that are equally tasty.

2. Employ heart-healthy cooking methods

The way we prepare our meals can significantly impact its nutritional value. Before cooking beef, trim any visible fat which also helps cut calories. Cooking techniques

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Get Healthy Carson City: Heart disease top cause of death in women

The heart truth is that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women of all ages, races, and shapes and sizes in the United States. But women sometimes experience heart disease differently than men. Healthy eating and physical activity go a long way to preventing heart disease and keeping it from getting worse if you already have it.

There is good news. You have the power to take action and lower your chance of developing heart disease and its risk factors. Start today. Make a commitment to find out your risk for heart disease and take steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.

To have a healthy heart, it is critical to know the risk factors for heart disease — that is, the behaviors or conditions that increase your chance of developing heart disease. Having just one risk factor increases your chance of developing heart disease, and your risk increases with each added risk factor.

Risks for heart disease:

• Smoking

• High blood pressure

• High blood cholesterol

• Diabetes and prediabetes

• Overweight and obesity

• Lack of physical activity

• Unhealthy diet

• Metabolic syndrome

• Family history of early heart disease

• “Older” age (55 or older for women)

• Preeclampsia during pregnancy

Find out your personal risk for heart disease by talk to your health care provider. Ask to have your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar checked. Family history of early heart disease is a risk factor that cannot be changed. If your father or brother had a heart attack before age 55, or if your mother or sister had one before age 65, you are more likely to develop heart disease yourself.

You may wonder: If I have just one risk factor for heart disease — say, I am overweight or

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Living healthy lifestyle can fight existing signs of dementia, study finds

“We found that the lifestyle-cognition association was independent of Alzheimer’s disease pathology burden, suggesting that (a healthy) lifestyle may provide cognitive benefits even for people who have begun to accumulate dementia-related pathologies in their brains,” said lead author Dr. Klodian Dhana, an assistant professor of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the Rush Institute for Healthy Aging in Chicago, via email.

In other words, the study found the presence of Alzheimer’s or another neurological disorder “didn’t seem to matter — the lifestyle changes provided the brain resilience against some of the most common causes of dementia,” said Dr. Richard Isaacson, director of research at the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Florida.

“It’s like a video game where you are shooting monsters,” said Isaacson, who wasn’t involved in the study. “The gun –the lifestyle changes — was able to defeat the ghosts, ghouls, goblins, vampires and zombies.”

Five healthy habits were tracked

For the study, autopsies were performed on 586 people living in retirement communities, senior housing and individual residences in the Chicago area who had participated in the Rush Memory and Aging Project between 1997 and 2022. The participants, who lived to an average age of 91, underwent regular cognitive and physical testing and filled out annual questionnaires on their lifestyles for over two decades before they died.

People in the study were categorized as living a low-risk or healthy lifestyle if they scored top marks in five different categories: they did not smoke; they did moderate to vigorous exercise for at least 150 minutes a week; they kept their alcohol consumption to about one drink a day for women and two for men; and they regularly stimulated their brain by reading, visiting museums, and playing games like cards, checkers, crosswords or puzzles.

The fifth category measured how well they followed

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University of Michigan doctor shares tips for managing cholesterol

DETROIT – Roughly 20% of Americans have high cholesterol, which left untreated, raises the risk of heart disease.

About a third of people with high cholesterol are completely unaware of the problem and the longer it goes untreated, the higher the risk of suffering a heart attack.

The effects of high cholesterol take years to cause damage. By far the biggest factors in having an increased low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or bad cholesterol are diet and lifestyle, although genetics also play a role. It’s critical for everyone to know their cholesterol, but especially for people with a strong family history of high cholesterol or heart disease at an early age.

“So high, harmful types of cholesterol, like LDL cholesterol harm the body, because those cholesterol molecules go into the walls of our arteries,” said Dr. Eric Brandt. “And then over time, they build up plaques. Eventually, those plaques can block the flow in the artery, or they can lead to things like a heart attack.”

Brandt, the Director of Preventive Cardiology at the University of Michigan, said there are good ways to manage cholesterol.

“I like to say we treat with a combination of lifestyle and — when needed — medications,” Brandt said. “ Lifestyle is mostly driven by diet, eating a healthy whole food plant-based diet.”

Brant said some studies have shown that a whole food and plant-based diet can lower cholesterol by as much as 30% in a few weeks.

However, for some, high cholesterol can also run in families and can cause heart disease even earlier in life. That’s why it’s important to screen for it early and to manage what is in your control.

“I like to tell people, ‘We inherit two things, we inherit our genetics for our family, and our lifestyle,

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4 tips to live a more heart-healthy lifestyle

(BPT) – In honor of American Heart Month this February, you can make positive changes to your well-being by evaluating how your everyday lifestyle affects your heart health. To get started, take steps to understand your risk, then consider making healthier choices to help lower your chances of heart disease.

Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Dawn Jackson Blatner shares a few of her tips to help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle, starting with your routine wellness visits.

1. Know your risk

Getting regular health screenings as part of your annual exam is crucial to understanding your risk for heart disease. By consulting with your primary healthcare provider on a regular basis, you can ask questions and get advice on practical steps you could take to improve your well-being.

“Regular wellness visits are a crucial part of staying healthier,” Blatner advises. “And it’s always recommended to talk to your doctor before beginning any new exercise routine or nutrition program.”

2. Stay active

Try to fit 30-60 minutes of physical activity into your day, which can include walking, gardening or household chores as well as swimming, dancing, playing a sport or taking a fitness class. Various aerobic activities that get your heart rate up, strength exercises to build muscle, plus yoga or stretching for flexibility are usually a good mix.

Make it easier to exercise enough each day by breaking up activity into smaller chunks rather than doing it all at once.

3. Reduce stress

The good news is that many of the activities you can do to keep physically active have the added benefit of reducing your stress levels. According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise can improve your mood, reduce tension and help you focus throughout your day.

Apart from exercise, you can try meditation, breathing exercises and any

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I had a glow-up after having a baby – I gained 45lbs but I worked out consistently and now people call me a ‘hot mama’

A MOM-OF-TWO said getting her body in shape after pregnancy took hard work and consistency.

Her followers were left impressed by the “hot mama” that looked even better than she did pre-babies.

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During her pregnancy, she went from weighing 110lbs to 155lbs and had stretchmarks on her body


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Bailey Ames (” aria-label=”@baileyamess (opens in a new tab)”@baileyamess) is an Alabama-based boy mom who said she had her glow up “AFTER having a baby.”

She inspired her followers to put in the work to succeed, with some of them saying she “gives [them] hope.”

In the clip, the blonde beauty began by sharing photos of what she looked like before her pregnancies.

Posing in a bikini, she demonstrated that she was thin but didn’t have much muscle or definition.

During her pregnancy, she gained 45 pounds and showed her adorable bump covered in stretch marks — which she revealed went away with time and tanning.

Two babies later and motivated to get her body in check, she began hitting the gym consistently for a year and a half.

In her after photos, Bailey posed in a sports bra and workout leggings to flaunt her muscular legs, plump backside, flat tummy, and toned arms.

She surprisingly looked even more fit than she did before

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Giorgia Andriani Gives Major Fitness Goals As She Flaunts Her Toned Physique In Black Sports Br* & Gorgeous Post-Workout Glow

Giorgia Andriani Flaunts Her Toned Physique In Black Sports Bra Along With Post Workout Glow As She Gets Spotted Post Her Gym Session- Check Video Now
Giorgia Andriani Flaunts Her Toned Physique In Black Sports Bra Along With Post Workout Glow As She Gets Spotted Post Her Gym Session- Check Video Now(Photo Credit –File Image)

Giorgia Andriani is one such personality in the industry who has always amazed the audience with her sizzling dance moves and appearances. The actress never fails to amaze the audience whenever she drops something on her social media or gets spotted around the city. Not only is she known for her acting prowess, but she also possesses a toned physique that she works hard to maintain. Recently, Giorgia was spotted post-gym session, showcasing her enviable figure and post-workout glow in fashionable gym athleisure.

When it comes to fitness, Giorgia is a firm believer in staying active and leading a healthy lifestyle. With her dedication to fitness, she has managed to sculpt a body that many aspire to achieve. She got spotted in the eyes of Papraazi after her gym session, and she was seen donning stylish athleisure wear that perfectly accentuated her toned physique. She chose a form-fitting black Nike sports bra that highlighted her sculpted abs and toned arms.

Paired with high-waisted leggings in a complementary beige shade, her gym attire showcased her curves and gave her a sleek and stylish look. Giorgia Andriani left her tresses straight and added a hairband as an accessory. With those long socks, red canvas shoes, and an Apple watch, the diva completed her gym look, which made her look stunning as always. But it wasn’t just her outfit that caught everyone’s attention. Giorgia’s post-workout glow added an extra radiance to her already stunning appearance. Her flushed cheeks and luminous skin reflected her commitment to a healthy lifestyle. It was evident that she had put in the effort and

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Jaquez, Jackson Headline Pacers’ First Pre-Draft Workout

The Pacers have drafted the AP Pac-12 Player of the Year two years in a row, taking Chris Duarte with the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft and Bennedict Mathurin with the sixth overall pick in 2022.

We won’t know until draft night where Jaime Jaquez, the latest Pac-12 Player of the Year, will end up, but he was in Indiana on Friday for the Pacers’ first pre-draft workout.

Jaquez, UConn guard Andre Jackson Jr., and Missouri forward Kobe Brown headlined a group that also included Creighton forward Arthur Kaluma, Lithuanian guard Liutaurus Lelevicius, and North Dakota State center Grant Nelson. Those six prospects went through testing and drills in front of the Pacers front office, coaches, and scouts at the Ascension St. Vincent Center.

All but Lelevicius will be heading to Chicago shortly for the NBA Draft Combine, which begins on Monday. The NBA Draft Lottery will also take place in Chicago on Tuesday, where the Pacers will find out where their top pick falls in this year’s draft, which will take place on June 22. Indiana could pick anywhere from first through fourth or seventh through 11th, depending on how the ping pong balls bounce in the lottery. The Blue & Gold also own two additional first round picks — the 26th and 29th overall selections — and two second round picks.

Jaquez, a 6-7 forward, is well known to college basketball fans from his four years at UCLA. He really emerged on the national scene in Indianapolis as a sophomore, when the entire NCAA Tournament was held in Central Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jaquez scored 27 points in an overtime win over Michigan State in the First Four and then helped lead the Bruins on a surprise run to the Final Four.


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The CEO of a skincare startup shares the weekly workout routine that helps him manage stress and unplug

In our CEO wellness series, we ask executives about their day-to-day habits to gain insight into the tactics they use to minimize stress and maintain their well-being.

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Adam Ross is the CEO and co-founder of Heyday, the leading skincare services brand that offers 50-minute personalized facials, progressive products and professional guidance. In 2015, Ross launched the first shop in Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood, and now Heyday is the fastest-growing skincare services brand in the U.S., with over 10 company-owned and franchise locations across the country.

Coffee or tea? And what do you put in it? 
In the morning, two cups of Bulletproof coffee with oat milk. It’s the best way to start the day.

What is your go-to breakfast?
A shake with banana, frozen blueberries, some protein and almond milk. And a slice of toast with almond butter.

Tell us about your workout routine. 
I do a combination of weights, cardio and stretching. I work out 6 days per week and usually do a long walk on Sunday, which is technically my day off. Over time I’ve realized, like skincare, more isn’t necessarily better, when it comes to working out.

How many hours do you sleep on a typical night? 
7 hours. I’ve been making a conscious effort to sleep more. I use the Oura ring, which I love and really helps me stay on track. I also read Mathew Walker’s Book Why We Sleep, which I found profound. We all know more sleep

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