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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Let's Drink a Cup of Tea

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Drinking three or more cups of tea each day may be healthy by drinking water. In addition, there are other additional benefits from tea consumption, which help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Extra benefits of tea come from flavonoids, antioxidants found in many plants, including tea leaves. Various studies indicate flavonoids are effective for preventing cell damage.

Nutrition expert Dr Carrie Ruxton, and colleagues from Kings College London, analyzed the results of research on the effects of tea consumption on human health. They found evidence that drinking three cups of tea per day may reduce the risk of heart attack.

Another advantage of drinking tea is to prevent cancer, protect teeth from plaque and strengthens bones. "Drinking tea is better than to drink water because tea not only replace the bodily fluids but also contains antioxidants, so that we can get an extra benefit," said Dr.Ruxton.

During this time, tea are believed to cause dehydration. "Studies on caffeine was shown at very high doses can cause dehydration, but from a cup of tea or coffee, we are still getting the benefits of fluid replacement," he said.

However, tea can also disturb the absorption of iron from food. Therefore, people who suffer anemia is not advised to drink tea at meals.

3 comments:

Anders Cohen, brooklyn, NY said...

Tea and coffee are the good source of antioxidants. Somehow this is not good for people that has high acid levels in the stomach.

Jennifer is Always Sick said...

Tea may be high in antioxidants, but doesn't it dehydrate you?

aria said...

very high consume of tea may be make a dehydration, but if only 1-2 cups, i think it's fine.

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