Brewed tea could lower risk of heart problems

December 21, 2011 1:54:48 PM PST
One way to combat heart trouble during the holidays or any time of year is by drinking brewed tea.

Anti-oxidant researchers at Tufts University say their data shows people who drink brewed tea appear to have a lower risk of heart disease and heart attack survivors lower their likelihood of a second heart attack by drinking brewed tea.

Researchers have identified flavonoids as being the active anti-oxidant in tea.

The strongest dose of flavonoids is found in freshly brewed tea as opposed to more diluted teas like instant or iced tea.

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