New research indicates that drinking a cup of tea daily is actually good for the heart’s health. The findings were that people who drank a cup of tea every day were less likely experience calcium buildup in the coronary arteries. These people who drank tea daily had a 35 percent less likelihood of getting a heart attack.
The deposition of calcium in the heart leads to the high risk of stroke and heart disease. The study could not prove cause and effect relationship between drinking tea and heart disease. The men and women in the study drank either black or green tea and the findings were not differentiated by the tea type.
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