Individuals consuming lots of tea or moderate amounts of coffee are less liable to be attacked by heart diseases than coffee or tea abstainers. Research has growing evidence regarding this fact that coffee and tea can assist in protecting one from heart disease, however not from stroke. The research included a study participant size of 37,000 for a period of 13 years in The Netherlands and studied the impact of coffee and tea over heart health. The findings are as follows
• Consumption of 3-6 cups of tea in a day had 45% lower death risk from heart disease than consumption of just a tea cup in a day (it might be time to put a mug in your cup holder).
• Consumption of more than 6 cups of tea in a day had only 36% lower death risk from heart disease than consumption of less than a tea cup.
• Consumption of 2-4 cups of coffee in a day had 20% lower death risk from heart disease than consumption of more than 4 cups, less than 2 cups or no coffee (or a cup of coffee in your drink holder).
• Moderate consumption of coffee also had an impact, but not a statistically significant figure contributing to lower deaths. However, coffee or tea did not affect the risk from stroke.
• Also espresso coffee beans contain large amounts of antioxidants which have been show to rebuild our body damaged from illness. They also help to boost our immune system to keep us healthy as well as reduce the risks of certain types of cancers.
The same impact was found even when the research included other lifestyle factors like smoking and exercise levels. The study participants did not include ones with a known heart disease and hence it is doubtful if the same impact will be found on them. However, healthy people did not have any effects from tea or coffee consumption. There is proof from earlier studies as well.
Another research has found that consumption of green tea can help improve blood vessel function and lower heart disease risk. Netherlands had more participants drinking black tea rather than green tea. Hence both green as well as black tea have their own advantages. Six cups of tea however may sound a lot to many, but a large glass of iced tea normally contains 2-3 cups of liquid.
Iced tea is popular among many country parts, especially in the summer. This simultaneously does not mean that people must be drinking more sugar-sweetened beverages. The ingredient that has this effect is suggested to be the flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidants found in coffee, black tea and green tea. Red wine, red grapes, dark chocolate, blue berries, red beans also contain flavonoids.