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Tea and Health
Diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes have shown increased incidence in recent times. Changes in lifestyle cold prevent these diseases. Diet plays the most important role in a preventive life style.
In this context, commonly consumed food products were brought under the security of global scientist in recent times and were banded as healthy or unhealthy. Results of the resent bio-medical research on tea carried out in world renowned laboratories have confirmed the age old wisdom that tea drinking improves human health.
Tea contains uniquely high amounts (up to 40% of the solids extracted into the brew) of polyphenols. Scientific investigations have found that polyphenols could act as antioxidants after consumption, thus decreasing the risk of many diseases.
Coronary heart disease is caused either partial or complete blockage of the arteries supplying blood to the heart wall and mussels (coronary arteries). A continuous and unrestricted blood supply by coronary arteries is essential for the heart to continue to smooth pumping of blood by the action of the heart muscles. Restriction of the blood flow in arteries occurs when the arteries are thickened by plaque formation in the inner lining of the artery wall. Oxidative stress or high amounts of free radicals and reactive oxygen species facilitate the plaque formation. Tea anti-oxidants could reduce the amount of oxidant species in the circulatory system and it reduces plaque formation.
In the storage of cancer, DNA is damaged or undergoes a change, which alters the functions of the cells it controls and may initiate their transformation in to cancer cells. Tea polyphenol could directly react and neutralize chemical carcinogens, reducing the risk of cancer.
Bacteria that secrete acidic substances, which damage the teeth, cause tooth decay. Outer and inner couring in teeth hardens them and makes these tissues more acid resistant. Prevalence of dental decay is inversely related to fluoride intake. Tea contains significant amounts of fluoride in an easily assimilable form. Hence, tea drinking makes a significant contribution to the daily fluoride intake and to the reduction of tooth decay.
The flavonol, myricetin, which is percent in tea, is found to be able to mimic insulin actively. It helps to managing Type 2, non-insulin dependent diabetes.
Scientists are looking in different directions for the fountain of youth. Some believe our genes predestine us to die after a given life span and therefore rely on genetic techniques to combat the defects aging. Other postulate that that body's oxidative defense mechanisms deteriorate with ageing because of a genetically programmed reduction in synthesis of natural anti-oxidants in cell, leading to sharp increase in the disease of old age. They are investigating ways of slowing the rate of free radical attack in the aged.