The news of another cholesterol lowering beverage has hit the newswire recently----tea. Tea has been used for many centuries in the treatment of many ailments, but it is only recently that scientists decided to explore the chemical properties of tea. Research published in this month’s Harvard Women's Health Watch explores the ingredients of tea that make it so healthy. If you have been following the news lately, many foods have been recently labeled as cholesterol-lowering. This includes blueberries, grapes, oranges, and hibiscus flowers. These foods, along with tea, contain high amounts of flavenoids, which are potent antioxidants found in plants. These antioxidants are good for cancer prevention and heart health, in addition to lowering low density lipoproteins (bad cholesterol) and raising high density lipoproteins (good cholesterol). There are many different types of teas that vary in their effectiveness against cholesterol levels. Read more about it here.