Is Tea Good For Heart Health? [New Research]: If you always want to keep your heart healthy in life, make it a habit to drink a hot cup of tea.
Yes, this hot drink can really help keep blood pressure levels normal which reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, and heart attack.
This claim was made in a new medical study which discovered that both black and green tea contain certain compounds that help calm the blood vessels.
The two types of flavonoid compounds found in tea stimulate the CNQ5, a specific type of protein that helps smooth the arteries.
Previous research reports have suggested that tea compounds stimulate this protein, and this has now been confirmed in a University of California study.
You may not know it but people around the world drink 2 billion cups of tea a day and it is the second-largest beverage used globally after water.
Milk is usually added to black tea, but research has shown that the addition of milk may inhibit the process of activating black tea’s CNQ5.
However, the researchers said that this cocktail does not mean avoiding the addition of milk to tea. We believe that the human gastrointestinal tract can separate proteins and other molecules from the compounds in tea, thereby blocking its beneficial effects. Likely to happen.
Past research reports have shown that milk tea helps lower blood pressure.
The new study also found that heating green tea to 35 degrees Celsius causes chemical changes that make the process of activating the CNQ5 protein more efficient.
Researchers say that whether it is ice tea or hot tea, this temperature is also obtained after drinking tea because the human body temperature is 37 degrees Celsius, so just by drinking this tea, we can find its beneficial properties for health. Can be activated.
The results of the study were published in the medical journal Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry.
An earlier study by the University of Reading in the UK in October 2020 found that foods rich in flavonols, a specific plant component, were extremely helpful in lowering blood pressure.
The study, from the University of Reading in the UK, looked at the eating habits of more than 25,000 people, examined the number of flavonols in their diet, and then compared their blood pressure numbers.
The results showed a significant reduction in blood pressure (2 to 4 mmHg) in those who consumed large amounts of flavonols.
Research has shown that this is especially beneficial for people who suffer from high blood pressure at the beginning of the study.
The reduction was the same as for diets specific to blood pressure patients.
Research has shown that foods high in flavonols include tea, apples, and berries.