Drinking Tea is Good for your Health!
If you are in the habit of drinking cups of tea regularly, this habit has been getting good publicity recently.
In fact, it could be associated with a lower risk of mortality from disease.
How did researchers arrive at this conclusion?
A study recently published found that drinking two or more daily cups of black tea lowered the overall risk of death by 9% to 13% among people in the UK over a 14-year period, relative to those who drank no tea.
The study also revealed an association between drinking multiple cups of tea and a lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
"We think our findings will be very reassuring to people who are already drinking tea," said Dr. Maki Inoue-Choi, a staff scientist at the National Cancer Institute who led that research.
Inoue-Choi said even among the people in her study who drank more than 10 cups per day, "we didn’t see any negative effects on mortality risk."
And similar results were also apparent no matter whether the person also drank coffee, added milk or sugar to their tea or what their preferred tea temperature was.
There are other benefits from drinking tea too
One to try is Rooibos tea...
Originating in South Africa, the locals tend to drink it much the same way as ordinary tea as a hot beverage either with or without milk and if preferred, sweetened with sugar or honey. Elsewhere, Rooibos is often drunk as a hot or cold drink without milk but sweetened to taste. Find out more about all the benefits you can get when you drink Rooibos tea.
Another is Green tea...
Here are the top ten evidence-based benefits of green tea:
- Contains healthy bioactive compounds
- May improve brain function
- Increases fat burning
- Antioxidants may lower the risk of some cancers
- May protect the brain from aging
- May reduce bad breath
- May help prevent type 2 diabetes
- May help prevent cardiovascular disease
All types of tea are made from the camellia sinensis plant. Green tea gets its name from the emerald green color created when brewing these unprocessed, unfermented leaves.
With origins dating as far back as 5,000 years, green tea is commonly drunk and grown in East Asia where the health properties are highly valued.
Fruit tea is another one...
Fruit tea is packed with vitamins and antioxidants and is amazing for cleansing the body of toxins and keeping the immune system strong. In that aspect, it's very similar to tea leaves, still having high levels of health benefits.
And then there is Chamomile tea...
Find out more about the top 8 health benefits from drinking chamomile tea.
- 1 is to help us sleep better.
- 2 is to help ease anxiety.
- 3 is helping those with diabetes type two.
- 4 is helping with digestive issues.
- 5 is helping to reduce menstrual pain.
- 6 is slowing or preventing osteoporosis.
- 7 is reducing inflammation.
- 8 is treating the symptoms of colds.
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