Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tea consumers may have younger biological age

A new study is showing that the cells of regular tea drinkers may have a younger biological age than cells from non-drinkers, according to new research from China.
"The antioxidative properties of tea and its constituent nutrients may protect telomeres from oxidative damage in the normal ageing process," wrote the authors in the British Journal of Nutrition.
For the complete study click here.

Green tea contains between 30 and 40 per cent of water-extractable polyphenols, while black tea (green tea that has been oxidized by fermentation) contains between 3 and 10 per cent.

Another reason to switch one of those cups of java for a green tea!

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor & Clinic Director
Vitality for Life Health Center

Dr. Anna Falkowski HBSc, ND
Naturopathic Doctor, Clinic Director
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