Healthy Benefits of Tea
You have probably known all along that tea is good for you. But you may be surprised to learn that there is a growing body of scientific evidence to support your feelings. While these findings are simply correlations and are not yet considered scientific fact, they do provide a wealth of information to support the healthy aspects of tea.
Drinking tea can have a significant effect in reducing the effects of the following conditions:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Bone Health
- Bone Strength
- Bad Breath
- High Cholesterol
- Numerous studies have been published demonstrating the positive impact tea has on health, including Coronary Heart Disease, Cancer, Kidney Stones, and Osteoporosis.
- Scientists have confirmed that the healthful substances found in green tea — renowned for their powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties — do penetrate into tissues of the eye, raising the possibility that green tea may protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases.
- Findings of a recent study into the effects of green tea on prostate cancer found that certain compounds have an influence on the progression of the disease.
- According to a study published in Journal of Food Science, black tea has the potential of managing the development of diabetes.
- A recent Finnish study found that men who drank more than two cups of tea a day had a 21% reduced chance of stroke, and consumption of at least three cups of tea a day can lower the risk of a heart attack by up to 70%..
- Scientists found that tea-making can reduce stress levels by up to a quarter. The findings reveal that even a single cup of tea can significantly reduce anxiety levels after suffering a stressful experience.
- A report in Bloomberg Magazine says that drinking tea may improve alertness. “Tea may improve the ability to concentrate because of a substance found almost exclusively in several types of the beverage, according to research presented at a conference highlighting ties between tea and good health.
- An article in USA Today reported on the health benefits of tea, particularly green tea. “The most fascinating thing is, to my knowledge, there is no other natural product known that has such diversified effects,” says Hasan Mukhtar, vice chair of dermatology at the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
- A study suggests that drinking just one cup a day of green or black tea may lower the risk of epithelial ovarian cancer in women by 24 percent. By drinking at least two cups, the risk appears to drop by 48 percent.
- According to a online report published by the Science and Development Network in June 2005, a study at the Vivekanada Institute of Medical Sciences in Kolkata, India suggests that drinking black tea could help prevent oral cancer.
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