Scientists have learned that two cups of black tea a day can prolong life.
Scientists of the National Institute of Health in Great Britain have discovered an invaluable property of tea. According to the results of a study published in the American journal Annals of Internal Medicine, daily consumption of black tea prolongs life.
Nearly half a million people aged 40 to 69 who drink tea every day took part in a large-scale study. Black tea drinkers were found to have a slightly reduced risk of death from all causes, including cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke. In addition, the presence of milk, sugar, or other additives in the drink does not affect its beneficial properties.
“The results of the study are related to the effect of phytonutrients and compounds, as the reduction of oxidative stress and inflammatory processes reduces the risk of mortality from all causes,” said one of the authors of the study.
Also, higher tea consumption was associated with a lower risk of death among those who drank 2 or more cups per day. These data suggest that tea, even at higher levels of consumption, can be part of a healthy diet.