Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tea Healthier than Water?

Drinking three or more cups of tea each day may be healthy by drinking enough water. In addition, there are other additional benefits from tea consumption, which help prevent heart disease and cancer.

Extra benefits of tea come from flavonoids, antioxidants found in many plants, including tea leaves. Various studies indicate flavonoids are effective for preventing cell damage.

Nutrition expert Dr Carrie RUxton and his team from Kings College London, analyzing the results of research on the effects of tea consumption on human health. They found evidence that drinking three cups of tea per day may reduce the risk of heart attack.

Another advantage of drinking tea is to prevent cancer, protect teeth from plaque and strengthens bones. "Drinking tea is better than drinking water because the tea does not just replace the body fluids but also contains antioxidants, so that we can be an extra benefit," said Dr.Ruxton.

During the tea has been thought to actually cause dehydration. "Studies on caffeine was shown at very high doses can cause dehydration, but a cup of tea or strong coffee, we are still getting the benefits of fluid replacement," he said.

However, the tea can also disturb the absorption of iron from food. Therefore, people who suffer from anemia is not advised to drink tea at meals.


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