People who drink green tea at least 3 times a week live longer and healthier lives.
This was revealed in medical research conducted in China.
Research by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences reviewed more than one million people who did not have a history of heart attack, stroke or cancer.
These individuals were divided into 2 groups, one group who were addicted to drinking tea (3 or more times a week) and the other group who did not like or were not accustomed to this hot beverage (weekly). Drinking less than 3 times), then they were reviewed for 7 years.
The results showed that tea addicts get a healthier and longer lifespan.
According to the analysis, 50-year-olds who are addicted to tea has a higher risk of developing heart disease and stroke on average 1.41 years than those who stay away from this hot beverage, while they live 1.26 years longer.
Researchers also discovered that among those who drink tea, the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke is 20%, the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke is 22%, and the risk of death for any cause is reduced by 15%.
Researchers also reviewed the behaviour of people who drink tea and discovered that such individuals reduce their risk of cardiovascular and stroke by 56% while the risk of death for any cause is reduced by 29%.
Researchers say that the benefits of drinking tea appear only in those who are addicted to it and that the bioactive compounds in the tea are polyphenols.
Researchers say that drinking green tea reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular and stroke and for any reason 25%, but no significant effects of black tea have been observed on the body.
Green tea is packed with polyphenols, which protect against cardiovascular diseases and reduce the risk of hypertension, etc.
The results of this research were published in the Journal of the Medical Society of Cardiology