A couple of cups of green tea per day can trim the risk of deadly heart attack by 26%, new research from Japan suggests. Green tea can prevent the symptoms of a heart attack like shortness of breath, chest pain, and coughs while lowering the levels of bad cholesterol.
Nevertheless, researchers don’t recommend more than two cups of the herb tea per day.
A heart attack occurs when blood can no longer reach the heart. It is a medical emergency that can be fatal. Unhealthy diets and high blood pressure can increase the risk of a fatal heart attack.
The risk of heart attack can go down and green tea seems to be a powerful ally. Also, the tea seems to cut the levels of “bad” cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Japanese scientists found that six mugs of tea daily can slash the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke dramatically.
- Study participants that drank green tea as suggested were 26% less likely to be killed by a cardiovascular event.
- Also, the volunteers had a 16% lower risk of dying from all causes when compared with people who didn’t drink green tea regularly.
Green Tea Good for the Heart
What’s more, separate research has shown that drinking the tea regularly can slash the risk of coronary artery disease by 28% when compared to people who didn’t drink green tea.
It is not recommended to drink more than 5 cups of green tea per day because it can up the risk of kidney stones. Researchers at Harvard Medical School recommend adding at least two mugs of green tea to your diet every day.
Dr. Kathy McManus confirmed that there is a “potential” link between a lower risk of heart disease and stroke and green tea. McManus, who was not involved in the research, underlined that there were no “serious red flags” in people that consumed the recommended amount of green tea.
It appears that a few cups a day may be beneficial,
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