In a new study, researchers revealed that drinking one cup of tea a day helps reduce the chances of early death and reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
According to this study, published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, tea consumption helps improve cardiovascular health as a whole.
The researchers were able to reach these results by targeting about 100,902 healthy participants without a prior history of heart disease and heart disease.
The researchers placed participants in two groups, one who was asked to drink tea at least three times a week, and the second group who were never asked to drink tea.
After following the participants for about seven years, the researchers found the following results:
- The participants who consumed the tea were healthier than those who did not drink the tea.
- The risk of heart disease and heart attack was reduced by about 20% for those who consumed the tea
- The risk of death from heart disease was reduced by about 22% in the tea group.
The researchers suggested that this relationship between tea intake and a lower risk of various heart diseases may be due to the presence of phenols, which are naturally occurring substances in green tea.
The researchers explained that these substances do not remain for long in the human body, hence the role and importance of continuously drinking tea.