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Tea is one of the healthiest drinks, after water, you can drink.

According to the Tea Association of the USA Inc, about half of the US population will drink tea today. That’s over 158 million people!

Research suggests drinking at least three cups of either black or green tea per day may reduce the risk of stroke and cancer.
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Polyphenols are possibly the key element to what makes tea so healthy. Polyphenols act as antioxidants and have been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Green tea may have a positive effect on reducing the risk of breast, prostate and endometrial cancers although more research is needed to confirm this.

Try and avoid teas in coffee shops that contain added sweeteners. Consider brewing your tea at home.

Tea for weight loss – there is no evidence to support this claim so don’t believe the hype!

Thanks for reading.
The team @ The Food Cruncher.

The Science:

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks/other-healthy-beverage-options/

Pang J, Zhang Z, Zheng T, Bassig B, Mao C, Liu X, et.al. Green tea consumption and risk of cardiovascular and ischemic related diseases: A meta-analysis. 2016. International Journal of Cardiology, Vol. 202. pp 967-974.

http://www.teausa.com/index.cfm

Jurgens TM, Whelan AM, Killian L, Doucette S, Kirk S, Foy E. Green tea for weight loss and weight maintenance in overweight or obese adults. 2012. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, Vol. 12,p.CD008650.

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