It might be a proverb but a Perth uni just found the science to back it!
Researchers at the University of Western Australia conducted a study that tacked monitored the health of elderly women aged between 70 & 80.
By looking at their consumption of tea & coffee the study found that of the 88% of women still alive at the end of the study, the women who drank tea were more than 40% more likely to live longer.
The study that was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition credits the plant pigment found in tea called Flavanoids to be the miracle ingredient.
Chinese people have a saying: "Tea is like seclusion, wine is like luxury; wine is a friend, tea is a static product." Drinking can be a bustling call for friends, and drinking tea is really a quiet thing. pic.twitter.com/bW3ZEv8hK9— Dami (@Dami84427129) April 28, 2019
This natural antioxidant helps to boost your health and reduce inflammation and pain, the study finding that two cups of tea provides the highest dosage of it!
Flavanoids can also be found in blueberries, apples, broccoli, strawberries and better yet, chocolate and wine! So next time you’re peering in the pantry for a snack keep this secret to a long life in mind and grab the wine, chocolate and tea bags!