Archives for August 24, 2006

BBC News: Tea healthier than Water

Tea ‘healthier’ drink than water


Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is as good for you as drinking plenty of water and may even have extra health benefits, say researchers.

The work in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dispels the common belief that tea dehydrates.

Tea not only rehydrates as well as water does, but it can also protect against heart disease and some cancers, UK nutritionists found.

Experts believe flavonoids are the key ingredient in tea that promote health.

Dr Ruxton said: “Drinking tea is actually better for you than drinking water. Water is essentially replacing fluid. Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants so its got two things going for it.”

Once again my lifestyle choices are being affirmed.

Now, do these glasses of tea come out of my coffee budget?

Change of Shift 1:5

Change of Shift

Welcome once again to Change of Shift: A Nursing Blog Carnival, the bi-weekly compendium of nursing-related postings from around the medical blogosphere.

Modeled after the blogfather of all things medical, Grand Rounds, and shamelessly copied from Nick of Blogborygmi, Change of Shift is nursing related, but written from the perspective of all participants in the world of health care.

A big thanks to Intelinurse2b at It’s A Nursing Thing, for hosting our last edition..

And now, the fifth edition of Change of Shift.


It’s up!  Go and enjoy.


And, today’s Required Reading: Talking to Doctors.  This is wonderful!  Thanks, Kim!