Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Tea and Strokes

The other day I mentioned how drinking tea may reduce your risk of heart attack, but did you know research also indicates it may reduce your risk of stroke?

Nine studies had led researchers to determine that drinking 3-5 cups of either black or green tea a day may cut the risk of stroke by 21%. They believe it is the antioxidants in the tea that appear to fight oxidative stress and inflammation, which helps to maintain normal blood pressure. I wrote earlier about how it may prevent plaque buildup, (which can lead to strokes), but may also promote healthy function of the blood vessels.

Even decaf is okay, since much of the antioxidants are retained.

Today's tea mug and tea:

Black tea with cherry vanilla.

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