Drinking Tea Keeps Your Heart Pumping...¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
All teas from the Camellia plant are rich in polyphenols, antioxidants that detoxify cell-damaging free radicals in the body.¬† Research shows tea has about eight to 10 times the polyphenols found in fruits and vegetables. ¬†Some of the most persuasive tea research links tea to lower risks of heart disease, stroke and high cholesterol.¬† Numerous clinical studies have found that regular tea drinkers are as much as 44 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack than the general population.
Judd, who is with the DHPL, is the lead author of a recent study that found that drinking tea lowered cholesterol and, therefore, could possibly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/sep03/tea0903.htm