As the weather grows chillier every day, now’s the perfect time to sit outside in the brisk fall air with a hot mug of tea. Doesn’t that just sound…so relaxing?
Well, it gets nicer: turns out, just a few daily cups of black tea is associated with a 31% reduction ovarian cancer risk (compared to drinking 1 cup or none), according to new research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Researchers looked at the diets of more than 170,000 women between the ages of 25 and 55 for more than three decades, as part of the Nurses Health Study. After analyzing dietary questionnaires, they found that women who consumed higher amounts of foods with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant found in teas as well as citrus fruits and juices, apples, and red wine, were less likely to develop ovarian cancer.
Black tea was shown to be especially protective
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