Many people have the habit of drinking tea. Whether it is to refresh the mind when they feel lethargic, or to alleviate the effects of having too much greasy food, it is only benefits that come to mind when we talk about tea. Better still, a recent study in Australia discovered that, if women want to prolong their lives, they can simply drink two cups of tea every day, and after five years the risk of death can be reduced by an unbelievable 40 percent.
This requires two cups of tea a day to take effect
According to Daily Mail, the study, conducted by a research team in Australia, was mainly based on the analyses of more than 1,000 women over the age of 75, including the total amount of tea and coffee they consumed. The results revealed that those who had more flavonoid in their diet enjoyed a higher rate of survival.
The researchers commented that this was because the flavonoid in tea leaves helps protect the body against damages inflicted by heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Furthermore, they discovered through the study that tea flavonoid is particularly good for women. However, it requires an intake of 350mg a day, the amount equivalent to two cups of tea, to achieve this effect. The study is published on The Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Chocolate, fruits, and wine also contain flavonoid
In addition to reducing the risk of death, flavonoid has also been found to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, revitalize the hippocampus, which controls learning and memory, reduce inflammation and oxidization, improve the functionality of blood vessels, prevent arterial occlusions, and the list goes on.
Just pay special attention that many foods contain flavonoid, including chocolate, fruits, wine, etc. You need to exercise caution when you eat fruits that contain flavonoid such as pommel and grapefruit, because flavonoid will convert into coumarone in your body, and therefore inhibit the metabolism. It interacts with calcium channel blockers, which lowers blood pressure, statins, which lower levels of blood lipids, antiarrhythmic drugs, as well as immunosuppressant, some hypnotic sedatives and antidepressants, anxiety medicines, and other drugs.