Which Teas for your Heart?

Did you know that black and green tea can reduce the risk of heart disease by 10% to 20%?
One of the biggest studies a few years ago took place on the impact of tea consumption on (heart) health. The study was carried out on more than 37,000 people in the Netherlands and this for 13 years.

It has been found in people who drank a lot of tea, that they were less likely to be affected by heart disease than people who did not drink tea.

 

According to the study, participants who consumed 3 to 6 cups of tea per day were 45% less likely to be affected by heart diseasethan those who consumed less than a cup.

As for heavy consumers, who consumed more than six cups of tea a day, the risk of being affected by heart disease was reduced to 36%

 

3 to 6 cups is a fairly large amount. Remember to seek the advice of a doctor. In one of our articles we recommended not to exceed 3.5 cups:

"But if you stay on an average of 3.5 cups of tea (25cl) per day there will be no worries."

What teas to drink?

The main types of tea are known by the following names:

  • white teas;
  • green tea;
  • oolong;
  • black tea.

They offer a multitude of health benefits, but most studies show that black teas and green teas are the leaders in the benefits brought to our vascular system.

As you know, each type of tea is made from the leaves of a tea plant. The differences are therefore in the manufacturing process which allows us to obtain different varieties.


White tea:

It is the least processed and is made from buds and certain leaves that are steamed and dried.

Green tea:

It is produced from freshly harvested leaves, which are immediately steamed to avoid oxidation or to avoid long exposure to air.

Oolong tea:

It is oxidized for a short time

Black tea:

It is completely oxidized.

 

The different degrees of oxidation will define the benefits provided by each of the teas.

 

Go green

To maximize the beneficial effects of tea, we recommend that you consume it and enjoy it throughout the day.

"Tea works as an antioxidant, so be sure to maintain a sufficiently beneficial level of antioxidant in your body."


Drink tea several times a day and learn to do it in different ways.

For example, instead of drinking water you can prepare an excellent iced tea accompanied by a lemon slice which will share its benefits.

Discover our selection of teas that you could taste as well as cold directly on our dedicated page here.


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