By the time early evening falls, are your tea cravings so strong that you cannot think clearly until you have a cup of cutting? Then it might be for the good. Research has linked drinking tea at least three times a week with a longer and healthier life. The next time you start your day with a cuppa, your body might just thank you for it. According to study first author Xinyan Wang of Bejing's Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, "Habitual tea consumption is associated with lower risks of cardiovascular disease and all-cause death. These favourable health effects are the most robust for green tea and for long-term habitual tea drinkers."
For years now, green tea has won a coveted spot as a miracle potion for radiant skin and weight management among numerous other health benefits. Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols, which protect against cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, including high blood pressure. This differentiates it from black tea which is fully fermented, during which polyphenols are oxidised into pigments and may lose their antioxidant effects. Black tea is often served with milk, which previous research has shown may counteract the favourable health effects of tea on vascular function, the study said. In a sub-analysis by type of tea, drinking green tea was linked with approximately 25 % lower risks for incident heart disease and stroke, fatal heart disease and stroke, and all-cause death.
That is reason enough to add green tea to your lifestyle right away. Whether to kick start your day, post your workout or in the middle of the afternoon, stash these 10 green teas in your kitchen or work desk.
The Spring Te.a contains 25 tea bags of 100% green tea which is rich in antioxidants.
The Tea Trove Morrocan Mint Green Tea has 20 (+1 free) bags made of a mix of green tea, spearmint, peppermint and chamomile.
The Lipton Japanese Matcha Green Tea has 15 sachets of finely ground shade grown Japanese matcha green tea leaves which can be used for tea or even baking.
The Onlyleaf Butterfly Pea Green Tea includes 25 (+2 free) bags of green tea with butterfly blue pea which enhances skin health and reduces stress.
The Typhoo Lemon Grass Green Tea includes 2 packs of 25 tea bags which have a 100% natural blend with the citrusy delight of lemon grass that relieves anxiety and lowers cholesterol.
The Saffola Fittify Superfood Moringa Green Tea helps support immunity, aids weight management and regulates metabolism.
The Girnar Desi Kahwa Green Tea contains rock salt, nutmeg, cardomum, cinnamon, ginger and much more.
The Society Premium Green Tea is loose premium green tea that is rich in antioxidants.
The Tetley Ginger, Mint & Lemon Green Tea has 100 bags and is made of a blend of ginger, mint and lemon to aid digestion, boost immunity and purify the blood.
The Organic India Tulsi Green Tea comes with 25 bags of a stress relieving and refreshing blend.
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With inputs from IANS
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