Drinking black tea can reduce the risk of death from all causes. An article about this is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Traditionally, it is believed that antioxidants are necessary for the body to fight free radicals and inflammation. In turn, this helps to slow down aging and reduce the risk of diseases.
Now scientists from the National Cancer Institute (USA) have discovered that black tea can increase the body's protection against cardiovascular diseases and early death due to the content of antioxidants in it.
In the course of a statistical study covering 500 thousand people from 40 to 69 years old, it turned out that high consumption of black tea is associated with a lower risk of death from all causes, including heart disease and stroke.
This dependence persisted for those who added milk with sugar to tea, as well as for people with a slow caffeine metabolism.
"Greater tea consumption was associated with a lower risk of death among those who drank two or more cups a day, regardless of individual genetic characteristics," the scientists summarize.
Thus, in their opinion, tea can be considered an element of a healthy diet.