Sharing one cup of tea with family and friends can do wonders for your soul, but it will also help your body. Here's an impressive list of statistics that will get you loving tea, even more:
- According to Dr. Elliot Miller from John Hopkins Hospital, just one cup of tea a day could lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. A study of 6,200 people found those who drank tea every day had a 35% lower chance of a cardiac arrest, stroke, heart attack or cardiovascular death than those who never drank tea. They also had fewer calcium deposits in the coronary arteries around the heart.
- A separate study in 2014 by researchers in Taiwan found that one cup of tea per day for one year or more is likely to decrease arterial stiffness.
- Research published in the American Journal of Physiology supports the theory that Green Tea promotes endurance by helping your body burn more fat as fuel (Source: http://ajpregu.physiology.org/content/288/3/R708).
- Tea helps you stay hydrated and promotes cell repair (Source: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, http://www.nature.com/ejcn/index.html).
- Tea is typically calorie free. Just mind what you use for sweetners, and what your herbal blends might contain.
- Tea promotes a healthy smile with its fluoride and antiviral and antimicrobial effects. It also helps fight bad breath.
- Tea contains antioxidants, especially Green and Black tea where they can be ten times higher than fruits and vegetables, helping you fight illness and cancer (Source: http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/antioxidants-in-green-and-black-tea#1).
- Studies are showing that green tea may help those with Diabetes process sugars (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2855614/).
- Research is beginning to suggest that the polyphenols in Green tea may be beneficial in fighting Alzheimer's and Parkinson's (Source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22692966).
- Most teas contain less caffeine than coffee.
Makes you think a little bit about your beverage of choice, doesn't it? If you have any research or data to share, drop us a note.
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