A 22-year observational study of 100,902 Chinese individuals revealed that those who drank more than three cups of tea a week had a 20% decreased risk of cardiovascular events.
Tea drinkers had a 22% lower cardiovascular mortality risk and a 15% lower premature death risk. 2 Tea's components may reduce heart disease risk.
Flavonoids found in tea may help reduce oxidative stress. Tea also has anti-inflammatory properties and boosts blood vessel health and performance.
Because of their anti-inflammatory properties, these compounds may help prevent arterial plaque from forming
Tea prevents the normal decline in HDL ("good") cholesterol that comes with age, according to research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
By preventing the buildup of LDL ("bad") cholesterol in the arteries, tea may also dramatically reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.
Gut health is improved by drinking tea, too. One of the body's first lines of defence against illness is the gut flora, which may be improved by consuming either green or black tea flavonoids.
When the body is dehydrated, the heart has a harder time pumping blood. Tea is hydrating despite everything you've heard about it being a diuretic (it's true).
Drinking a cup of iced tea, especially one that has been infused, may offer a significant amount of the fluid necessary for proper cardiac and circulatory function
Learn more about the positive effects of tea on our hearts by going on.