How to live longer: The amount of tea you should drink a day to reduce your dementia risk

How can tea help prevent diseases?

“The secret lies in tea’s rich array of polyphenols – natural compounds found in the tea plant,” explained Dr Ruxton.

She added: “Polyphenols rebalance our gut microbiota towards more favourable strains including Lactobacillus, Faecalibacteria and Bacteroides.”

Dr Ruxton cited research that shows tea polyphenols – through their role in a “gut-friendly diet” – “could help protect against cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and inflammatory disorders”.

Thus, tea drinking is associated with a lower risk of dementia, obesity, cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

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