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March 28, 2011
I always say that tea is the most amazing beverage that millions of people around the world enjoy drinking. It warms up our mornings and nights, it accompanies our working days and relaxing weekends, it goes perfectly well with a sandwich and a slice of cheesecake, and we enjoy drinking it alone or in a company of our good friends. Plus certainly – numerous health benefits and therapeutic properties of various types of tea. We believe that we know everything about therapeutic effects that teas have on our body, however, scientists go on their studies and continue fidning new advantages and benefits of tea, whether you like drinking green, or black, or white, or other types of this beverage.
We know that drinking 3-4 cups of tea a day allows us to reap the most of its therapeutic properties. Simon Gibbons, Professor of Phytochemistry at the University of London School of Pharmacy, says that the best way of enjoying health benefits of black tea is to consume a cup of it in the morning, a cup in the noontime and one in the evening. The specialist says that recent studies have shown very clearly: those people who drink 3-4 cups of tea a day can fully enjoy the benefits of antioxidants in tea and have lower chances for having a stroke, developing brain tumors, severe infections and so on.
According to the findings of a research carried out by the specialists from the Netherlands, there are strong links between and a regular consumption of black tea (without milk) and reduced risks of a stroke. It is a known fact that black tea is rich in flavonoids, natural nutrients with very strong antioxidant powers, which can lower the production of “bad” LDL cholesterol in our body this way lowering risks of clogging or narrowing the arteries and decreasing risks of a heart attack or stroke. The results of this study were supported by new evidence from the specialists in the US: 5 cups of black tea a day can help lowering LDL cholesterol level by 11%.
Other health benefits of black tea include helping us to focus and stimulate our brain function. Scientists at the University of Northumbria suggest that such substances as L-theanine and caffeine which can be found in abundance in black tea leaves, can effectively improve our thinking abilities and cognitive skills. In addition, according to the findings of a study in Imperial College, drinking about 100 ml of black tea a day is linked to up to 34% reduced chances to develop such brain tumor as a glioma, which is among very common and incurable types of tumors.
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