Benefits of Tea - Black and Green

I wanted to share with you an excerpt from an AOL article called "Aging Gracefully: 8 Tricks to Add Years to Your Life". In this article they gave information about the benefits of tea that I thought you all might enjoy reading!
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Drinking both green and black teas can help you live longer, according to a wealth of worldwide research. A 2009 study of 2,000 Chinese women suggested that drinking green tea regularly (and eating a diet rich in mushrooms) may cut cancer risk by 90 percent, while a study of over 40,000 Japanese men and women showed that those who drank five or more cups of green tea daily had the lowest chances of dying from stroke or heart disease. The caffeinated drink has high levels of cancer-fighting antioxidants (a cup contains can be as packed with antioxidants as a serving of fresh spinach). Meanwhile, black tea, which has antioxidants, too, offers its own benefits. Over 15 years, researchers recorded the tea-drinking habits of 60,000 Swedish women, ages 40 to 76. Some drank at least two cups of tea per day, while others drank less than a one cup per month. The regular tea-drinkers had a 46 percent lower risk of ovarian cancer. Experts recommend drinking at least two cups a day of the stuff you brew yourself (bottled teas seem to lose their health benefits).
Hope you all found this as interesting as I did! Have a wonderful weekend and drink some tea!  

2 comments:

  1. How wonderful to learn our tea drinking habits can improve our health!!

    Now if only there were an article on the health benefits of the accompanying scones/slices of cake! :-)

    Jem xXx

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