Here are 5 scientific reasons for you to have another cup of tea

health 28/08/2018

1. Drinking tea helps to prevent Type Two Diabetes

In a new study published in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, drinking team can help to even out the spikes in blood sugar levels that are often triggered by binging on sweet snacks.

The study found that tea, a sucrose-laden drink, can significantly reduce the amount of glucose in adults.

2. Tea can also reduce the risk of Dementia

You read that right! Drinking black tea (e.g. like Earl Grey and English Breakfast) can help to minimise the risk of cognitive impairment in older people by up to 50 percent. It also reduces the genetic risk of Alzheimer's disease by 86%.

3. Long live tea-drinking women!

Did you know that an Australian study done in 2015 have found that out of one thousand women aged over 75-years-old, those who drank two cups of tea on an average day were 40% more likely to have survived compared to those who didn't drink tea?

4. Tea helps to fight off infection

Remember how your mama would make a cuppa tea for you when you're feeling unwell? On top of a nice warm beverage to feel nice and warm, tea actually helps to fight off infections and gives your immune system a big boost!

Mums always know the best remedies, don't they?

5. Drinking tea keeps you young

There are many reports on how tea can help to repair and rejuvenate skin cells. The most known tea to help you stay youthful is green tea as it has anti-inflammatory effects which help to delay sun damage and wrinkles. 

If you must know, tea masks are a trend now! If you've got a green tea bag, you could cut it open and mix it with honey to form a paste. Put the paste all over your face for 15 minutes and rinse with warm water. Packed with antioxidants, it's great for clearing redness and prevent blackheads.

Now you've got more than one scientifically proven reasons to throw at people who judge you for drinking way too much tea.

Look, it's tea o'clock! It's time to make another cuppa.