5 reasons why drinking tea is good for you

New Delhi: Indians love tea as much as Italians love pizza.

Our love for tea is evident from the variety of tea that is grown in the country. From Darjeeling to Assam and from Nilgiris to Munnar, we just love the flavor.

Here are five reasons why tea is good for you:

1. Good for heart health

Tea protects the heart against arterial stiffening and formation of blood clots from cholesterol. Drinking tea also keeps your heart clog free.

2. Boosts immune system

Drinking tea may boost your immune system and increases your metabolism. Green tea has been shown to actually increase metabolic rate so that you can burn 70 to 80 additional calories by drinking just five cups of green tea per day.

3. Protects against cancer

Tea contains anti-oxidants called polyphenols that help the body to fight cancer.

4. Bone booster

Drinking tea improves bone strength and quality. Drinking tea has been associated with 30% reduced risk of fracture.

5. Good for dental health

Tea contains fluoride and tannins that keep plaque at bay. So drink unsweetened tea for healthier teeth and gums.

News24 Bureau