The Government of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have stated that drinking tea is a very good choice for your health in a report completed on May 18, 2018.
Health Canada’s Natural Health Products Directorate (NHPD) has given its approval that tea is a natural health product and has officially recognized the benefits of drinking tea for its role in maintaining good health.
After years of extensive research, the NHPD has officially approved health claims for three types of tea. Black, Green and Oolong have all been recognized as a powerful source of antioxidants for maintaining good health.
Tea has been identified for increasing alertness and is approved for increasing mental alertness, and is further accredited as helping to promote cardiovascular health.
It appears that the benefits of drinking green tea can be found in a weight loss program as it increases the metabolism and helps to burn fat.
As the “baby boomers” age and health and fitness tend to be their primary focus, people are living longer with fewer health issues and the simple act of drinking tea can be a huge benefit for longevity. Dr Carol Greenwood, Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto has stated.
“In fact, tea is one of the highest sources of antioxidants in the diet”
Tea hydrates the body even though it contains caffeine so it can be consumed while walking, running, doing aerobics or any physical activities. While not confirmed, the benefits can also be linked to lowering the risk of Parkinson’s disease. More extensive research is being done as we speak.
The greater news is that there is a definite correlation between tea consumption and reduction of several types of cancers such as breast, colon, colorectal, skin, lung, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, pancreas, liver, ovarian, prostate and oral cancers. The benefits of drinking tea then, are certainly more than just a thirst quenching liquid. Although research is continuing it is fair to say that tea contains many health benefits, and might be a major contributor to health.
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