Stephen: Green tea drinkers have longer and healthier lives

A new study published Thursday in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, has found that people who drink green tea enjoy longer, healthier lives, UPI reports. The study examined 100,902 Chinese adults who were free of heart disease and cancer at the outset, and followed them for an average of seven years. Those who who drank green tea at least three times a week were found to be almost 20 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke during that time. They also found that those after age 50 could expect to live a full year longer than non-green tea drinkers.
Nutritionist Whitney Linsenmeyer said, “Green tea is calorie-free and antioxidant-rich,” addin, “it’s a healthy beverage to include in your diet if you like the taste.” Green tea is higher in antioxidants than black tea, and has been found in other research to quell inflammation and improve functioning of cells in the blood vessels and heart.

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