, while convenience stores, vending machines and supermarkets are stocking bottled tea.
Statistics from the Tea Association of the U.S.A. And within the next five years, this trend is predicted to grow.
All the way since 2737 B.C., tea has been valued by cultures around the world for its ability to relax, restore and reinvigorate. True enough, tea has proven its prowess in delivering a whole range of health benefits, reason it just couldn’t’ get any more popular nowadays.
The link between heart health and tea comes down to the antioxidants found in the beverage. According to studies investigating the relationship of black tea intake and cardiovascular conditions, regular consumption of the beverage lowered the incidence of heart attack, while drinking green tea was associated with reduced total total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides, and greater HDL (the “good” cholesterol) levels. Based on studies looking into the relationship of cardiovascular conditions and black tea, regular intake of the beverage brought down the incidence of heart attack, while drinking green tea was found beneficial for lowering total total cholesterol, LDL and triglycerides, and increasing HDL (the “good” cholesterol) levels.
Cancer is another one of the more serious diseases that can be prevented by regular tea intake. It has been revealed that polyphenol compounds — catechins in particular — in tea play a part in this.
At least 7 years ago, Japanese researchers reported that a minimum of one cup of green tea per day can significantly decreased the chances of tooth loss. Around 7 years ago, a Japanese study showed that drinking a minimum of one cup of green tea everyday can substantially bring down the chances of tooth loss. In related studies, it was found that tea decreases the pH of the tooth surface, hence controlling the growth of periodontal bacteria. A more probable reason for this is the drink’s fluoride content, which is sucked up by the tea plant from the soil.
Different studies all over the world has confirmed tea’s weight loss effects, thanks to its ability to boost metabolism. A fast metabolism allows the body to get rid of excess calories faster.
Caffeine in Tea
Tea’s caffeine content varies, depending on the kind of tea and the manner in which it is brewed. Usual levels for tea are lower than half those of coffee- about 20 to 90 milligrams per 8 fluid ounces.
Tea may provide even more health benefits than these, and they are there for you explore and enjoy. Regardless of what you learn or where you learn it from, there is one unquestionable fact behind everything – tea should be part of your diet, whether for its preventive or therapeutic effects. Finally, don’t forget that for tea to make a difference in your health, consistency is a must.
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