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Do you hate tea? Now you have every reason to start drinking tea again. Read on to find out why we
need to start sipping on your tea cup again.

1. Tea can boost exercise endurance. Scientists consumed hot tea had lower waist
have found that the catechins (antioxidants) in circumference and lower BMI than non-
green tea extract increase the body’s ability to consuming participants. Scientists speculate
burn fat as fuel, which accounts for that regular tea drinking lowers the risk
improved muscle endurance. of metabolic syndrome (which increases the
2. Drinking tea could help reduce the risk risk of diabetes, artery disease and stroke),
of heart attack. Tea might also help although it’s important to remember
protect against cardiovascular and that correlation does not equal causation.
degenerative diseases. 9. Regular tea drinking might also counteract
3. The antioxidants in tea might help protect some of the negative effects of smoking and
against a boatload of cancers, including breast, might even lessen the risk of lung cancer (good
colon, colorectal, skin, lung, esophagus, news, obviously, but not a justification
stomach, small intestine, for cigs).
pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral canc 10. Tea could be beneficial to people with Type 2
ers. But don’t rely solely on tea to keep a diabetes. Studies suggest that compounds in
healthy body — tea is not a miracle cure, after green tea could helpdiabetics better process
all. While more studies than not suggest that sugars.
tea has cancer-fighting benefits, the current 11. Tea can help the body recover from radiation.
research is mixed. One study found that tea helped protect
4. Tea helps fight free radicals. Say no to cancer! against cellular degeneration upon exposure to
5. Tea is hydrating to the body (even despite the radiation, while another found that tea
caffeine!). can help skin bounce backpostexposure.
6. Drinking tea is linked with a lower risk of 12. Green tea has been found to improve bone
Parkinson’s disease. mineral density and strength.
7. Tea might provide protection from ultraviolet 13. Tea might be an effective agent in the
rays. We know it’s important to limit prevention and treatment of neurological
exposure to UV rays, and we all know what it’s diseases, especially degenerative diseases
like to feel the burn. The good news is that (think Alzheimer’s). While many factors
green tea may act as a back-up sunscreen. influence brain health, polyphenols in green
8. Tea could keep waist circumference in check. tea may help maintain the parts of the brain
In one study, participants who regularly that regulate learning and memory.