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Tea’s health benefits boost its popularity

Tea’s health benefits boost its popularity | Longevity science | Scoop.it

 

The most striking studies find a connection to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease.

 

In the latte-obsessed United States, tea is gaining ground as scientists and the public learn more about its benefits.

A growing body of research suggests that the world’s second-most-consumed beverage — only water is more popular — helps prevent cardiovascular disease, burn calories and ward off some types of cancer.

 

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Tea consumption and risk of digestive system cancers

A new study investigated the association of regular tea intake (≥3 times/wk for >6 mo) with risk of digestive system cancers.

 

The study found fewer instances of these cancers in the subjects who consumed tea.

 

Tea consumption may reduce the risk of colorectal and stomach/esophageal cancers.

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Green tea trumps rivals for antioxidant and antimicrobial properties

Green tea trumps rivals for antioxidant and antimicrobial properties | Longevity science | Scoop.it
A South Korean study evaluating the antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of tea extracts found that green tea showed the highest antioxidant activity in most tests and potent antimicrobial activity.
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Green tea contains 1/4 the caffeine of coffee and also provides l-theanine, a calming agent. Plus the active extract (EGCG) has been studied for its additional amazing health properties, including the ability to help prevent cancerous activity in the cells.

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Promising health benefits of tea

Promising health benefits of tea | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Could three or four cups a day spell better health in your future?

 

Tea leaves contain high levels of flavonoids and can benefit your heart, brain, bones, and more.

 

●It helps your heart by keeping blood vessels unclogged and flexible. Blood pressure and stroke risk were reduced in epidemiological and clinical studies...

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