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One of the most common illnesses that are affecting the world today is heart disease, specifically high blood pressure. The recent study has proven that drinking tea can help lower blood pressure readings.
When someone is suffering from high blood pressure, it means that the heart has to put in more effort in pumping blood and oxygen to go all throughout the body. Even if high blood pressure, in its earliest stages, have no significant complications on a person, it can get worse or even fatal over time. It could result in other severe complications such as heart attack and/or stroke. This condition affects one in four people in the United Kingdom.
There are many factors to consider when figuring out how much of a risk a person has. There are factors that are beyond control, such as genetics or basing it on family history. Fortunately, lifestyle changes can be controlled, the most important one being the diet. A diet plan that is low in salt can help lower blood pressure as well as consuming a lot of fruits and vegetables.
As far as drinks are concerned, tea is one of the advised drinks for those who want to keep their blood pressure in check. Oolong tea, for example, has been proven to lower a person’s blood pressure readings and for good reason. Many studies have proven the benefits of oolong tea, or tea in general, to a person’s blood pressure.
Express reports that those who drank tea regularly not only had normal blood pressure readings. Their cholesterol levels were also reduced as well as their risk of heart disease. Another study revealed that drinking a cup of oolong tea a day was proven to help reduce the chances of blood pressure by up to 46 percent. Then again, drinking oolong tea regularly can improve the overall health of the heart.
In another study, with over 76,000 Japanese adults as participants, the results revealed that those who consumed around eight ounces or more of oolong tea a day had a lower risk of heart disease by 61 percent.
On the other hand, oolong tea is also known to contain caffeine, which can also raise a person’s blood pressure. Fortunately, the amount of caffeine in a single cup of tea is only a fraction of the caffeine content in a cup of coffee so its effects on blood pressure may be very minimal.