Go Green To Lower Cholesterol

If you're a classic Lipton lover, it's time to make the switch to a tea with benefits that are becoming too numerous to count. We're talking about green tea, of course. Lipton even sells it now, too. So you don't have to feel guilty about the switch.

Recently published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, a study measuring the effect of green tea intake on cholesterol found positive results. For the study, colleagues from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing went through research from 14 previous trials involving green tea and determined that participants who drank green tea had lower total cholesterol levels than those who didn't. Now, the results weren't big enough to suggest that we no longer need other treatments for high cholesterol (it was a decrease of about 2 percent), but every little bit helps.