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A Guide to Your Well Being with Linda

Linda - our New England immigrant - knows how to create an oasis in the midst of life's storms.

Her column is updated every weekday or thereabouts, so check back often for new secrets and tips.

Green Tea

So much has been said about green tea, much of it because of ongoing research into the health benefits of the tea.

The research started because of the low cancer rates in Japan, where drinking green tea is a way of life.

The tea has also been linked to a decrease in heart disease and to better oral health.

There's too much research to recite here, so instead I'll give you a tip on the perfect cup of green tea.

Whichever brand you choose (I like an organic green tea that I get from the local health food store), don't steep the tea as long as you usually would.

Green tea is unfermented, so it can turn bitter if you leave the tea bags in for too long.

Bring your water to a boil, shut it off, then pour it over your tea bags and take them out after just a couple of minutes.

Green tea has less caffeine than brewed coffee, but can still give you energy for the day.

And with all of its other benefits, it's a good idea to at least try it out and see if you like it.

Do you have Well Being ideas or secrets to share or have a question?

You can Write to Linda!.

Include your first initial and last name and put the words WELL BEING in the subject.

I'll try to use your contribution in a future column.

(Please note that these columns are written several weeks in advance so publishing it will be delayed accordingly.)

Linda, Red and Pup

Here's to a beautiful, peaceful time in your life.


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