International Tea Day 2016: Did you know drinking tea enhances your heart and bone health?

Nupur Jha
Tea is the most widely consumed beverage after water and it can be found in almost 80 percent of all American households.

International Tea Day is observed on December 15, and celebrated in tea producing countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya and Malaysia. It aims to draw global attention of governments and citizens to the impact of the global tea trade on workers and growers, and has been linked to requests for price supports and fair trade.

Tea is the most widely consumed beverage after water in the world and it can be found in almost 80 percent of all American households, according to teausa.com.

Here are some amazing health benefits of drinking tea:

Good for heart health

Tea is found to enhance your heart health as per a study which revealed that drinking three cups of green tea per day helps in reducing the risk of heart attack by 20 percent and it even deducts the risk of heart stroke by 35 percent. Not just this, it also depletes the LDL or bad cholesterol levels (Low-density lipoprotein)

Maintains bone health

A study found that drinking black tea and green tea can help in curbing bone loss. If you don't believe us have a look at this:

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Keeps cavity at bay

According to Japanese researchers, drinking tea helps in protecting the teeth enamel and also fights cavities by changing the pH level in your mouth.

Helps in shedding weight

Tea is found to be a very effective weight-shedding beverage, consuming green tea, black tea or herbal tea every morning helps in losing weight naturally. Drinking tea without sugar is a healthier option you could opt.

Antioxidants

It provides you with antioxidants which help in combating cancer, boosting immunity and also helps you look young.

These are some amazing health benefits of having cuppa, so enjoy yours today!