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Protects eye health

A new study has uncovered a link between drinking tea and having a lowered risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve gets damaged by pressure of the fluid in your eye, causing partial or total sight loss.
The study, from researchers at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University of California’s David Geffen School of Medicine were looking for a correlation between consumption of caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, iced tea, hot tea and soft drinks, and glaucoma. They found that of the participants in the study, those who drank at least one cup of caffeinated hot tea daily had a 74% lower chance of having glaucoma, compared to those who didn’t drink decaffeinated hot tea. [Photo: Getty]

9 surprising health benefits of tea

Stick the kettle on! As well as being the UK’s go-to hot drink, tea is officially awesome for your health.

“Tea is the second most commonly consumed beverage in the world after water,” explains Dr Chris Etheridge, a biochemist and herbalist, from the Tea Advisory Panel. “There are many published studies continue to suggest that Britain’s’ favourite beverage is good for our health including our bones, heart, vascular system, eyes and skin to name just a few health and wellbeing benefits, whatever your age.”

From helping your heart health to keeping the dentist at bay, shifting the pounds to boosting your immune system, we’ve rounded up some of the surprising benefits of your favourite brew.

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