The CDC strongly recommends an annual flu vaccine as the best way to reduce the chances of getting the flu. Joe Simrany, president of the Tea Council of the USA, recommends consuming plenty of fluids especially hot tea. "Hot tea soothes the throat and warms the body on chilly winter days, and it can promote relaxation."  

Research findings report that drinking black tea might improve the body's defenses and quicken the response to bacteria and viruses - giving people more reason to brew a hot cup of tea this winter.  

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Source: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/its-hot-tea-time-114124224.html


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Additional Souirce: The Tea Council of the USA
Posted 1/18/11

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