Flavanol-rich tea, apples and cocoa linked to healthy heart
It has been known for a long time that tea is an amazing way of adding an antioxidant boost to your daily life but this week we were pleased to see that new research has come out that confirms this once again!
Diet rich in flavanols — such as are found in apples, berries and tea — can help to lower your blood pressure and stave off heart disease the study has suggests.
British and US researchers studied the diet and blood pressure of 25,168 people living in the county of Norfolk.
They found that, on average, a person with a flavanol-rich diet had a blood pressure up to 4 mmHg (millimetres of mercury) lower than a person with low flavanol intake.
'This study gives us is an objective finding about the association between flavanols — found in tea — and blood pressure,' said paper author and nutritionist Gunter Kuhnle of the University of Reading.
'This research confirms the results from previous dietary intervention studies and shows that the same results can be achieved with a habitual diet rich in flavanols.'
'In the British diet, the main sources are tea, cocoa, apples and berries,' he added.
We were especially pleased to read this as it means all of our Black Teas and Green Teas are even better for you than we first thought! By having our teas throughout your day life you could significantly improve your health and lower your risk of heart disease. Additionally to this we have our Intense Rose and Cocoa tea that contains black tea as well as pure organic cocoa which would massively increase the number of Flavanols consumed.