Posted November 07, 2019 07:59:38 A new, large, international study finds that a cup of chai can help lower the risk of breast cancer, and that it can be a great way to boost your mental and physical health.
The study, published in the Lancet, was led by researchers from Australia, Canada, Japan, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and was funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
A cup of tea can be purchased at a local supermarket for about $1.50.
This is a fairly low price, but many people have never heard of china tea before, said lead author of the study, Dr. Anshuman Kumar of the University of New South Wales.
They were looking to see if chai has any health benefits.
“The findings suggest that chai may be a natural source of antioxidants and vitamin E that can be found in foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants,” he said.
Chai is made from leaves from the tea tree and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
It is usually brewed in the spring or summer, but some people prefer to drink it after a long, hot day, Kumar said.
“We found that drinking tea is a natural way to reduce the risk and is a good way to keep your health and wellness,” he added.
The team looked at the health effects of consuming 1,000 grams (250 grams) of chayenne pepper and 1,500 grams (450 grams) green tea per day, for four months.
The researchers compared the levels of several types of cancer markers.
The amount of cancer-causing compounds in the tea was determined by measuring levels of the antioxidant flavonoids naringenin, catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), and 5-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine (5-OHdG).
The researchers then compared the results from these analyses to the data from a study published in a previous study that found drinking chai reduced the risk for breast cancer by as much as 85 per cent.
“This study is a first step towards understanding the mechanisms of chia’s ability to reduce cancer,” Kumar said in a statement.
“While we know that tea is good for many other health benefits, the underlying mechanisms may still be unclear.
We are excited to continue to explore these mechanisms in the future.”
The study also looked at whether drinking chay can increase a person’s ability the following day, a process known as “peak performance.”
The researchers found that people who drank more chai had more peak performance, which is when they perform at their peak performance the following morning.
“It’s also possible that this effect can be enhanced by taking a large dose of chaikon green tea in the morning, which can help to increase peak performance,” Kumar added.
“However, these results suggest that a daily dose of at least 1,600 milligrams (150 milligram) of green tea is likely to be beneficial in reducing the risk.”
Dr. Robert Lippmann, an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine in New York, who was not involved in the research, said the findings are exciting.
“In this study, we found that chia tea reduced the amount of DNA damage that was causing DNA damage, which could potentially help explain the ability to mitigate the effects of aging on cancer,” he told The Australian.
“Interestingly, in our study, the chai drinkers had a significantly higher proportion of healthy people and those who had higher levels of HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides, which indicate lower risk for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.”
While the findings suggest chai might be a good source of natural antioxidants, it also might have some health benefits beyond the benefits of antioxidants.
Lippman added that while green tea has been proven to reduce inflammation in the body, chai could potentially lower the amount that is caused by cancer.
The research was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.