In times of troubles and stress… just like what we’re going through right now… sometimes the best actions you can take are the simplest ones.
Go ahead. Turn on the kettle. Let the water boil. And brew yourself a piping hot mug of your favorite tea.
I feel a little more relaxed just thinking about this comforting daily ritual!
But there’s more to tea than just the power to help you pause and enjoy a little calm.
A lot more…
Because new research reveals how making a habit out of it could SAVE you from heart disease and add YEARS to your life!
How a TEA habit can SAVE your heart
Tea drinkers live longer.
That’s been shown in study after study, including the new one.
But this latest report takes it a step further, revealing some of the best ways to get the benefits and why it works so well.
Overall, folks who drink tea – especially green tea – three or more times a week have about a 20 percent lower risk of heart disease.
Tea is also loaded with compounds that can help stop arteries from hardening, a major risk factor in two of our leading causes of death: heart attack and stroke.
And sure enough, the study confirms that tea drinkers have a lower risk of those, too, cutting the risk of death from cardiovascular conditions by 22 percent, and death from ANY condition by 15 percent.
The longer you keep at it, the more those risks plunge. When the researchers followed up with people as much as eight years later, the benefits essentially doubled.
Those who were STILL drinking tea three or more times a week had a 39 percent lower risk of heart disease, a 56 percent lower risk of death from heart disease, and a 29 percent lower risk of death from all causes.
That’s not all tea can do, of course. Other studies have found the tasty beverage can also:
- FIGHT cancer
- BLOCK tumor recurrence
- ENHANCE memory
- PREVENT dementia
- SLOW aging
- And MORE
…it could even help you to lose weight!
The biggest benefits tend to be from green tea, which is loaded with potent flavonoids such as epicatechin, catechin, and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
In the new study, about half of the tea drinkers preferred green tea.
Just eight percent preferred black tea – and these folks didn’t see any real benefit.
But I would write off black tea, either. It comes from the same leaves, the only difference being that black tea is oxidized, a process that alters the antioxidant makeup.
That doesn’t make black tea bad; only different – and potentially with different benefits…
Other studies show black tea can deliver protection from diabetes, heart disease and more.
If you like both, drink both. If you prefer one, stick to what you like.
Just make a habit it out if, especially here in these troubled times. With or without all of those other benefits, sometimes the best thing for you it to just sit back, relax and sip a cup of tea.