Drinking a cup of black tea as few as three times a day lowers blood pressure a significant 2 to 3 points, according to researchers. These research findings were published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, and conducted by the University of Western Australia with funding from Unilever.
“There is already mounting evidence that tea is good for your heart health, but this is an important discovery because it demonstrates a link between tea and a major risk factor for heart disease,” writes Dr. Jonathan M. Hodgson, a professor at UWA’s School of Medicine and Pharmacology.
The results bear further study, according to the authors, but if they are sound when spread over the entire population drinking tea could lead to a 10% drop in the prevalence of high blood pressure and a 7% to 10% decrease in the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Source: University of Western Australia