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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Drinking Tea is Good For You

Drinking Tea Is Good For You

There are fewer tea drinkers in the United States as compared to other countries. There is a strong association of tea drinking with a lower risk of common chronic diseases.

A small study showed that chemicals in tea are good for your heart. Men with high blood pressure who drank one cup of black tea daily saw lower systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels.

Drinking tea is good for your bones. Researchers at Texas Tech reported that green tea boosted bone formation in postmenopausal women with low bone mass.

Tea may be able to protect the aging brain. Cardiovascular effects also benefit the brain by better blood flow. Green tea may benefit the part of the brain that is important to memory.

Researchers are looking at regular tea intake was associated with a lower risk of digestive-system cancers.

In addition to health benefits just mentioned tea has no calories, it tastes great and is easy to make.

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