# Earl grey tea bergamont
Earl Grey tea may assist in lowering cholesterol
If you drink Earl Grey tea you may have been giving yourself an important health benefit. Researchers are saying that the Bergamont in the tea "contains enzymes known as 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl flavanones (or HMGF). These act in a similar way to statins – medicines used to treat patients who have problems with cholesterol". Statin drugs have been linked to a number of side effects, some of which can lead to very serious and debilitating health conditions.