Drinking tea apparently extends your life expectancy, so we'll have another cup please 2 months ago

Drinking tea apparently extends your life expectancy, so we'll have another cup please

'Stick the kettle on' is quite possibly the most-used phrase in any Irish household/office and it seems we might be onto something.

New research found that women in their 70s and 80s lived longer if they drank two cups of tea, on average, per day.

The study was conducted in Australia where researchers studied the health of over 1,000 women.

Their tea and coffee consumption was taken into consideration and their diets were tracked.

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At the end of the study, 88 percent of the women were still alive and researchers established that those who drank two cups of tea per day were 40 percent more likely to live longer.

Tea contains flavonoids, a compound that works to boost health.

It is also found in wine and chocolate but tea contains larger amounts of the compound and two cups of tea will provide the recommended daily amount which is 350mg.

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Any excuse for another cuppa so...