Nothing soothes us like our favourite cuppa, but can we have too much of a good thing?
Why is it that the things we love most are bad for us? That is what we've been led to believe about tea. Nearly 80 per cent of the population drinks it regularly, yet we keep being told to cut down our caffeine intake. We've heard the scare stories. Earlier this year fertility experts claimed four caffeine drinks a day could cut pregnancy success rates by a quarter. So what are the myths?
Here, we sort the hearsay from the hard facts.
What do the scientists say?
Bridget Aisbitt, a scientist from the British Nutrition Foundation, says there is strong evidence that tea helps to keep the heart healthy. In studies across Europe, drinking three or more cups a day has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease. "We're not certain why they help, but flavonoids are thought to be one reason."
Source - Telegraph