An exhibition was released yesterday by Kings College London and although details are hard to find now on the web, the study still shows plenty of evidence that tea consumption is very good for you.
Drinking three or more cups of tea a day is just as good for you as drinking plenty of water and can have additional health benefits, researchers say.
The project in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition dissolves the common belief that tea is dehydrated. Tea not only rehydrates, but also water, but can also protect against heart disease and some cancers, found UK nutritionists.
Experts believe that flavonoids are the main ingredient of the health-promoting tea. These polyphenol antioxidants are found in many foods and plants, including tea leaves, and have been shown to help prevent cell damage. Tea replaces liquids and contains antioxidants, so he took two things that went for it.
Public health nutritionist, Dr. Carrie Ruxton, and colleagues at Kings College London, reviewed published studies on the effects of tea drinking on health.
They found clear indications that eating three to four cups of tea a day can reduce the chances of heart attack. Some studies have suggested drinking tea protected from cancer, although this effect was less clear. Other health benefits observed included protection against dental plaque and possible tooth decay as well as bone enhancement.
Dr. Ruxton said:
"Drinking tea is really better for you than drinking water.Water essentially replaces the liquid.Tew replaces the liquids and contains antioxidants, so it took two things for that.â €
Tea is not dehydrated
She said it was an urban myth that tea dehydrates.
"Caffeine studies have found very high doses of dehydration and everyone assumes that caffeine-containing beverages are dehydrated, but even if you had a really powerful cup of tea or coffee that is hard enough to do you will still have a net gain fluid.
"Also, a cup of tea contains fluoride, which is good for teeth," he added.
There was no evidence that tea consumption was harmful to health. However, research shows that tea can damage the body's ability to absorb iron from food, which means that individuals at risk of anemia should avoid eating tea around eating hours.
Dr. Ruxton's team found that average tea consumption was just under three cups a day.
He said that the growing popularity of soft drinks means that many people do not drink as much tea as before.
"Tea consumption is more common in the elderly, aged 40. In the elderly, tea sometimes accounts for about 70% of fluid intake, so this is a very important partner," he said.
Claire Williamson of the British Nutrition Foundation said: "Laboratory studies have shown potential health benefits.
"Human data are not so strong and need more studies. However, there are clear potential health benefits from polyphenols in reducing the risk of diseases such as heart disease and cancers.
"With regard to fluid intake, we recommend 1.5-2 liters a day and may include tea." "Tea does not dehydrate, it is a healthy drink."
The Tea Council has provided funding for the project. Dr. Ruxton stressed that the work was independent.
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