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BY MEN'S HEALTH
- Rooibos: Sipping on this South African blend is your new weight loss solution. Research published in the journal Phytomedicine found this fermented tea has the power to increase your metabolism to burn fat faster and even inhibit the formation of fat cells in the first place. Top of the teapots.
- Assam: If you hate the taste of coffee but can’t survive the afternoon without an energy slump, this Indian variety is your answer. Packing a caffeine punch of 86mg (similar to a coffee) it also contains L-theanine, a combination proven to increase focus and negates the post-caffeine comedown you normally feel with coffee.
- Hibiscus: Worried that stress is making your blood boil? Try drinking three cups of hibiscus tea a day. A study conducted by Tufts University found this new habit has the power to lower your blood pressure by seven points, therefore reducing your stroke and heart attack risk too.
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- English breakfast: Don’t let your builder’s brew habit go overboard. While a couple of cuppas can be beneficial, more than seven a day is linked to a 50% increase your prostate cancer risk. It may sound like a lot but you’d be surprised – around 25% of all men in the University of Glasgow study were in that category.
All tea when too hot: Stop slurping. Leaving your tea too cool could save your life. A
study found drinking tea, of any variety, when it’s too hot makes you eight times more likely to develop oesophageal cancer. Don’t let it burn.
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Source for this article: Original article appeared in Men's Health: https://www.menshealth.com/uk/health/a754540/the-best-and-worst-tea-for-your-health/