Sunday, November 10, 2013

Tea is the second most consumed beverage

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world, according to the Tea Association, beaten only by water. Though there have been a multitude of studies about antioxidants in tea and the resulting human health effects, these recent studies in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) shed light on just how helpful tea is for our health.

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Experts from the US Department of Agriculture, National Institutes of Health, UCLA and the University of Glasgow - among others - contributed to the AJCN body of evidence.

That moment in the morning when tea drinkers take their first warm sip

can be amazing. And now, 12 new articles from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition show that tea may indeed be a magical elixir, as it was shown to promote weight loss, prevent chronic illnesses and improve mood.

Whether iced or hot, on any given day, over 158 million people in the US drink tea, according to the Tea Association of the USA. And our British counterparts consume 165 million cups daily.

 

Jeffrey Blumberg, PhD, compendium editor for the issue, says:

"The scientists who contributed their original research and insights are among the best in the world, and together, this body of research has significantly advanced the science of tea and human health."

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