Who does not know this one drink? In addition to a delicious taste, diligent drinking tea is also beneficial for the body. Tea contains many antioxidant polyphenols called catechins, which works to prevent cancer. Recent studies have even shown that drinking tea is also beneficial for the heart. So what are the other benefits of tea?
1. Preventing heart disease
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study that showed that drinking three cups of tea a day or more beneficial to prevent the body from heart attacks. This is because tea has a lot of antioxidants in it. In addition, research is also supported by a study from the University of Maryland Medical Center suggests that green tea and black tea has the effect of preventing atherosclerosis (inflammation of blood vessels).
2. Lowering blood pressure
The benefits of tea this one is needed for people with diabetes. A study from the Archives of Internal Medicine, reported that regular black tea every day beneficial for lowering blood pressure for people with high blood pressure. The research was conducted by dividing the participants into two groups. The first group drank black tea regularly 3x a day, then the second group drank caffeine drink that tastes like tea. After 6 months, showed that the first group had blood pressure is much lower than the second group.
3. Strengthens the immune system
Based on research from the Linus Pauling Institute, drink tea (especially green tea), can stimulate the growth of regulatory T cells. These cells have a key role in strengthening the immune system.
4. Shrink tumors A trial conducted in Scotland, found that the content of flavonoids in green tea, namely EGCG, can shrink the tumor. "Green tea extract was able to shrink the various types of tumors every day, even in some cases the compound may remove the tumor completely," said Dr. Christine Dufes of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences.
5. Reduce dehydration
Most people assume that drinking caffeinated drinks can cause dehydration. But the report of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that drinking tea and coffee still has a working fluid hydration or function eliminates thirst.
6. Treating prostate cancer
Research conducted by the University of Missouri found the combination of green tea and a gold useful for tumor cells against prostate cancer. Green tea compound serves as a 'feeder' carrying radioactive gold nanoparticles that enter the body. The gold was then able to kill cancer cells. The study, published Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the method of green tea and tea gold is able to reduce the size of tumors by 80 percent in mice.
7. Lose weight
Drinking five cups of green tea per day was able to reduce the amount of fat, especially abdominal fat. The statement published by the Journal of Nutrition.