AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY, BUT WHAT CAN KEEP YOUR DENTIST AWAY?
A warm cup of tea brings joy and comfort to people and according to scientists, it might even improve your smile overall.
Aside from the medical benefits of tea, here are some reasons why drinking tea could be benefial for you.
Researchers have claimed that drinking at least three cups of tea a day can help keep your teeth in good condition, reducing the risk of decay.
A review of existing studies found that black tea helped combat two types of bacteria – Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus that are both associated with tooth decay and gum disease.
2. IMPROVED GUM HEALTH
Tea contains antioxidant ingredients known as flavonoids and catechins, tannin-type substances, that have an anti-microbial effect. Green tea has anti inflammatory effects that reduce the risk of getting periodontal diseases. A research on 1,000 people resulted that people who drank green tea had healthier gum conditions than those who did not.
3. STRONGER TEETH
Black and green tea greatly reduce inflammation and slows the growth of bacteria that start plague and tooth loss. Tea contains antioxidant ingredients known as flavonoids and catechins, tannin-type substances, that have an anti-microbial effect.
4. FRESHER BREATH
Tea helps in preventing bad breath by neutralising sulphur compounds found in the mouth. Some recent studies even have tea outperforming mints and chewing gum in keeping your breath fresh.
5. CANCER FIGHTER
Tea also helps lower the risk of of developing oral cancer. New findings add to the many health benefits associated with the humble cup of tea including having a heathier heart and is linked in reducing other types of cancers as well as tea was found to protect against cellular damage and cancerous tumor growth.
6. FAT BURNER
Tea also aids in weight loss and in burning fat, recent studies show drinking tea great boost usage of energy and helps burn more fat. It also aids to counter slow metabolism.
Three to even four cups of tea is recommended on a daily consumption :) Drink up!
If black or green tea is not your cup of tea, here are some other kinds you can enjoy:
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