Ladies – boil the kettle and get ready to celebrate, ‘cos it appears that your fave beverage of all time could be doing something VERY good for you.
Researchers at the University of Western Australia have found that sipping away on an average of two cups of tea on the daily could see you live a longer life than your mates who don’t partake in the old Lipton sip. A study that involved monitoring the tea and coffee consumption of over 1000 women aged in their 70s and 80s found that out of the 88% of the women who hadn’t passed away by the end of the study (grim), the ones who smashed an average of two cups each day were over 40% likelier to live longer than those who didn’t.
The little miracle workers swirling around in your tea bag are called flavonoids, which are basically plant chemicals and natural antioxidants. While flavonoids are found in fruit and veg such as broccoli, onions, apples, blueberries, strawberries and those other two faves – chocolate and wine – you’ll get your biggest hit via the 350mg that just two cups of tea will provide. Better still, flavonoids are said to reduce inflammation and its associated pain in the body, so there’s exactly zero reasons not to include them in your diet.
So pop on the kettle, put your feet up and tell everyone you’re hard at work extending your life.
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