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  • Tea is good for health and I drink it.

    9 64.29%
  • Tea is good for health but I dont drink it.

    2 14.29%
  • Tea is not good for health but I drink it.

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  • Tea is not good for health and I dont drink it.

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    Benefit vs Hazards of TEA..!!

    BENEFITS....

    A hot cup of tea may do more than relax you. Research shows tea consumption may help prevent a wide range of ailments.
    The latest medical research is finding potential healing powers in this ancient beverage. Recent research, for instance, suggests drinking tea may help prevent everything from cavities to Parkinson's disease. And some studies indicate it may even save lives.

    The benefits of tea consumption may extend throughout the body, experts believe. Here is a partial list of conditions some research has shown may be prevented or improved by drinking tea:

    Arthritis: Research suggests that older women who are tea drinkers are 60 percent less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who do not drink tea.

    Bone Density: Drinking tea regularly for years may produce stronger bones. Those who drank tea on a regular basis for 10 or more years had higher-bone mineral density in their spines than those who had not.

    Cancer: Green tea extracts were found to inhibit the growth of bladder cancer cells in the lab while other studies suggest that drinking green tea protects against developing stomach and esophageal cancers.

    Sipping on a cup of hot tea may be a safeguard against cancer. Population studies have linked the consumption of tea with a reduction in risk for several types of cancer. Researchers speculate that the polyphenols in tea may inhibit certain mechanisms that promote cancer growth. Both green and black teas have been credited with cancer-inhibiting powers.

    Flu: You may be able to boost your fight against the flu with black tea.
    Your best defense against contracting the flu is to wash your hands often and get vaccinated against the influenza virus. Black tea may further bolster your efforts to stay healthy. In a recent study, people who gargled with a black tea extract solution twice per day showed a higher immunity to flu virus compared to the people who did not gargle with black tea.

    Heart Disease: A recent study published in the journal Circulation found that drinking more than two cups of tea a day decreased the risk of death following a heart attack by 44 percent. Even less spirited tea drinkers were rewarded: Consuming just two cups a day decreased the risk of death by almost a third.
    Tea is a rich source of the flavonoids quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin, and research shows that high dietry intake of these compounds is associated with a reduced risk of fatal heart attacks. In one study, people who drank about a cup and a half of tea per day were almost 40% less likely to suffer a heart attack compared to tea abstainers.

    High Blood Pressure: Tea lovers may be surprised to learn their beverage of choice touts yet another health benefit: blood pressure control. Drinking a half-cup of green or oolong tea per day reduced a person's risk of high blood pressure by almost 50% in a new study. People who drank at least two and a half cups per day reduced their risk even more. Their risk was reduced even if they had risk factors for high blood pressure, such as high sodium intake.

    Parkinson's Disease: Tea consumption may be protective against developing this debilitating neurological disorder.

    Oral Health: Rinsing with tea may prevent cavities and gum disease.


    What's responsible for tea's many health benefits?
    It's the complex brew of chemicals that make up this seemingly simple beverage.
    "The big class of chemicals in tea are flavonoids a natural class of antioxidants that are found in many natural plant-derived foods," explains Dr. Kenneth Mukamal, an internist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and author of the Circulation report. "In American diets, black tea represents probably the single biggest source of flavonoids."

    Antioxidants rid the body of molecules called free radicals, which are side products of damage done to the body by pollution and the natural aging process. Free radicals in the body's cells are very unstable and tend to react negatively with other important molecules like DNA, causing malfunctions and injury on the cellular level. The destruction these free radicals produce may therefore pave the way for diseases like heart disease and cancer.

    In the case of heart disease, antioxidants in tea may prevent death from second heart attack by helping blood vessels relax, thereby allowing blood to flow through more easily, potentially lowering blood pressure and reducing stress on the heart.



    Antioxidants are thought to be behind the benefits of tea on dental health as well. A number of studies have suggested that rinsing with black or green tea may lead to better oral health.

    "We have found that the [antioxidants] in black tea will suppress the growth of bacteria in the mouth that cause cavities and gum diseases," says Christine Wu, professor of periodontics at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry. "These will inhibit or interfere with the attachment of bacteria to the tooth surface."

    Hibiscus Tea - Antioxidants
    A recent study revealed that hibiscus teas contain a number of different antioxidants that may help to protect against cell-damaging free radicals. These teas also may help control high blood pressure. You can find hibiscus in such teas as sour tea, red zinger tea, or sorrel tea. Check the ingredients label to be sure.


    Tea hazards
    It is all very well enjoying a drink of tea, in fact, it is one of my great pleasures in life. But what happens when it all goes wrong? For every 100 tea experiences, there is 1 tea horror stories. These are a few that have happened to me:

    Nosebrew: when you drink tea too fast, some goes up your nose, giving an unpleasant nasal sensation and the feeling that you are 'choking' on tea.

    Tea spillage: An all too regular occurence. Happens when you are just a little too relaxed, and perhaps try to drink tea lying down, or drink without actually holding the handle. Sounds stupid- but until it has happened most people have the 'it will never happen to me' attitude; in the same vain as teeenage pregnancies. When will people learn?
    Thank you GOD

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    I actually prefer coffee...but I'll drink tea once in a while

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    Thanks for the shout out!

    Quote Originally Posted by dhaval View Post
    .....Green tea extracts were found to inhibit the growth of bladder.....
    Me drinks Taro bubble tea!

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    i guess drinkin too much tea causes ACIDITY.....!!

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    Haha... I live in the UK and hate coffee, so when the nurses ask if I want something, it always ends up being tea. If you make the tea reasonably, ie, hot, you will most likely not drink it far too fast.

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    i drink neither tea nor coffee.
    i love to drink cold coco.

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    Starbucks is invading Asia. So somebody needs to come up with something to save 'tea'!

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    Try putting some honey in with your tea for a great sweet taste.

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    i love when they put in lemon...

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    excluding china ...gues which country is no.1 in tea production?? Is there any proof that green tea reduces cholesterol levels...Ive heard that but never come across a backup article
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