Drinking two cups of tea daily can help women live longer

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 12, 2015, 7:02 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 1:55 pm IST
Representational Image (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
 Representational Image (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
 
 
New research found that women in their 70s and 80s lived longer if they drank two cups of tea, on average, per day. According to Metro, the study was conducted in Australia where researchers studied the health of over 1,000 women.
 
At the end of the study, 88 per cent of the women were still alive and researchers established that those who drank two cups of tea per day were 40 per cent more likely to live longer.
 
Tea contains flavonoids, a compound that works to boost health. Women who drank daily cups of tea were less likely to die from heart disease and cancer – currently the two biggest killers of women over the age of 65. Crucially for women and men looking for simple tips for a longer, healthier life, the amount of flavonoids that provide protection is easily achievable.
 
The Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports that the required amount of 350mg a day can be found in just two cups of tea. Previous research has credited flavonoids with lowering blood pressure, cutting the risk of blood clots and strengthening bones.
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