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The miracle of tea

Last Updated: 20 January 2019

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The miracle of tea

Having a ‘cuppa’ in order to relax is not just a placebo. Research by University College London has shown that those who drink tea are likely to recover a lot quicker from stress than those who don’t. Black tea has been shown to cut levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their blood. After a stressful day regular tea-drinkers are therefore hormonally more resistant to stress than non-tea-drinkers.

 

If that wasn’t a big enough incentive, the study also found that tea-drinkers had a lower risk of blood clotting and heart attacks!

For more detailed information on the different kinds of teas and their benefits, click here.

 

Written by Dr. Noel Duncan

 

Source:
Steptoe, A, Gibson, EL, Vuononvirta, R, Williams, ED, Hamer, M, Rycroft, JA, Erusalimsky, JD & Wardle, J. The effects of tea on psychophysiological stress responsivity and post-stress recovery: a randomised double-blind trial. 2007 Psychopharmacology 190: 81-89.

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