October Crossword Challenge

  1. 2. ______ is the most studied anti-cancer plant. Over the past 10 years, more than 5,000 medical studies have been published on the health benefits of tea, with over 1000 of those focusing specifically on tea and cancer.
  2. 3. Data from 26 previous observations including 52,503 participants showed that ______ tea consumption could significantly lower the risk of cognitive decline, cognitive impairment, and mild cognitive impairment in elderly.
  3. 7. The _______ tea is the healthiest tea.
  4. 12. Animal studies indicate that drinking several servings of tea per day as a regular habit can help protect the liver from damage by toxic substances like alcohol by reducing ______ in the liver.
  5. 13. A 2002 Harvard study followed 1900 heart attack patients. They reported a significant increase in the survival rate of those who were regular ______ vs. non-tea-drinkers. (2 words)
  6. 16. L-theanine mitigates the ______ effect of caffeine, providing a calm focus and extended experience.
  7. 17. ________ is the term that we use for teas where more traditional methods of production are part of preserving the original leaf during manufacture.
  8. 18. Thomas Lipton visited the British-controlled nation of Ceylon and partnered with Scottish tea grower, __________. (2 words).
  9. 21. When tea extracts are used in skincare products, it produces a ______ of pores and a refreshing feeling to the skin.
  10. 22. In the laboratory, the ______ component of green tea has been proven to induce death in cancer cells from solid tumors.
  11. 23. Depending on the size of the leaf, a ______ of dry, finished tea may require between 7,000 and 70,000 plucks of the new growth.
  12. 24. _________ is the normal and healthy process of cells dying off.
  1. 1. Drinking tea does help to speed up ______, helps the body recover after exercise, and is a very effective replacement for high-calorie beverages sweetened with sugar.
  2. 4. Beginning a tea and ______ practice as a lifelong practice can serve to maintain mental health and cognitive wellbeing.
  3. 5. We can reduce the caffeine level in tea by reducing the ______ of the infusing water and the time it steeps.
  4. 6. EGCG, the most abundant ________ in tea, is a polyphenol under basic research for its potential to affect human health and disease.
  5. 8. The flavor and nutritional value of tea can deteriorate with time and exposure to air, moisture, and _____.
  6. 9. The caffeine helped maintain alertness during long hours of meditation and we know now that the L-theanine component contributes a calm ______.
  7. 10. ______ is probably the world’s most widely consumed and unregulated psychoactive drug.
  8. 11. Camellia sinensis is proving itself to support additional ______ for all exercise and also helps with rapid recovery.
  9. 14. Studies have shown that habitual tea drinkers with a long-term daily practice (at least three cups/day) have a ______ risk of heart disease and stroke.
  10. 15. Green tea ______ are now being considered as therapeutic agents in well-controlled epidemiological studies, aimed to alter brain aging processes and to serve as possible neuroprotective agents in progressive neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
  11. 19. Green tea extracts are widely considered to contain healthy ______ and polyphenols and have proven to be effective partners in delivering cancer drugs to affected areas.
  12. 20. The benefits of combining tea polyphenols with ______ compounds are now widely accepted by cancer researchers.