Apparently, according to scientists, tea drinkers live longer. The study on 100,000 adults finds that those who drank tea regularly lived for an average of a year and a half longer.
According to the study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers found that middle-aged people drinking at least three cups of tea a week could potentially live 15 months longer and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Lead study author Dr Xinyan Wang, from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences in Beijing, said: “Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death.
“The favourable health effects are the most robust for green tea and for long-term habitual tea drinkers.”
This is because green tea can :
1 Lower Blood Pressure
A Chinese study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine finds that regular consumption of green tea can lower blood pressure. The research found that green tea can reduce systolic blood pressure by up to 3.2 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by up to 3.4 mmHg in people with or without high blood pressure.
#2 Lower cholesterol
A meta-analysis from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that green tea can significantly reduce total cholesterol, including LDL or “bad” cholesterol, in the blood to 2.19 mg/dL.
#3 Prevent heart attacks
Green tea can prevent a heart attack, according to a study published in the April 2014 issue of Angiology. According to that research, people who drank green tea regularly had a much lower reduced risk of heart attacks compared to those who did not drink the beverage.
#4 Prevent Cancer
Green tea is loaded with polyphenols which posses an incredible tumor-reducing effect. Regular green tea consumption has been linked to a lower risk of cancers like those of the skin, colon, prostate and breast.