People who drink at least 4 cups of tea each day have a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes than non-tea drinkers according to a new study. Chronic conditions such as diabetes, as well as heart and stroke, are associated with inflammatory processes and the presence of excessive pro-oxidant free radicals in the body. The proven antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of black tea flavonoids are thought to be responsible for the positive health effects of black tea described.
Commenting on this latest research, Dr Catherine Hood from The Tea Advisory Panel notes, “There is far more to the nation’s favourite drink than we realise. With its antioxidant flavonoids, black tea packs a powerful punch with many health benefits. And recent studies show that the flavonoids work their magic whether or not we choose to add milk. This latest research data adds further evidence to the possibility that black tea in amounts of at least 4 cups daily could reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Research studies also continue to demonstrate that Tea is great for our heart health too. All in all, drinking four or more cups of black tea each day is quite simply very good for us!”