You might want to stop spilling that tea and save it for yourself.
According to a new study, drinking tea will add years to your life in the best possible way. Australian researchers have discovered that people in their 70s and 80s live longer if they drink two cups of tea a day, on average.
Studying the health of over 1,000 women, researchers tracked the consumption of tea and coffee in their diet. At the end of the study, 88% of women were still alive and researchers concluded that the women who drank more tea were 40% more likely to live longer.
The results are largely due to flavonoids, a plant pigment found in tea, chocolate, blueberries, onions, apples, broccoli, strawberries, and wine. A natural antioxidant, the flavonoid is found in all dark berries and is known to reduce pain and inflammation. At 350mg for every two cups, tea provides the highest dosage.
Not only that, Aussies love tea as much as we do, at least 50% of the population drink tea at least once a week, and through their research have found we drink tea as a stress reliever.
G'wan, stick the kettle on!