Tea lovers rejoice - a recent study shows that drinking black tea is good for you.
Who doesn't love a cup of tea?
There's literally no situation that can't be made better by a nice hot cuppa.
And according to a recent study, our tea addictions might actually be good for our health!
A recent study conducted by scientists from the Annals of Internal Medicine has shown that drinking two or more cups of black tea each day could lower your risk of death from any cause by up to 13%.
Study shows drinking black tea is good for you
Almost 500,000 UK citizens aged between 40 and 69 took part in the study, and they all completed a questionnaire between 2006 to 2010.
As part of the report, each person had to record how much tea they drank per day.
Of the participants that drank tea every day, 89% of them preferred to drink black tea.
When the scientists compared the results between black tea participants and no tea participants, they realised that the adults who drank black tea had between a 9 and 13% lower mortality risk.
Within this result, scientists discovered that drinking at least two cups of tea a day lowered the participants’ risks of developing dangerous health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, ischemic heart disease, and stroke.
The study was limited in scale as it did not consider the portion size of each cup of tea and the caffeine strength used.
But these findings are still fascinating, especially if you're a tea addict like us!
Why is black tea special?
Black tea is the most popular type of tea worldwide and among it's purported benefits are that it:
- promotes heart health
- reduces the risk of stroke
- decreases the risk of some cancers
- improves focus
- lowers blood sugar levels.
But remember, black contains caffeine so you need to be careful not to overdose!