Benefits of Tea: Longevity Secrets from the Blue Zones

As part of the Ekön Tea team, we delve into the secrets of the Blue Zones, those remarkable regions where people not only live longer but also enjoy healthier lives. One common thread among these longevity hotspots is the consumption of tea. Let's explore how tea contributes to their longevity and well-being.

In the blue zones, where tea is consumed regularly, it’s thought to be healthier than water. Green tea provides strong immune support for fighting diseases and prolonging a quality life. Tea leaves contain powerful antioxidants called polyphenols that help to prevent heart disease, osteoporosis, and other chronic problems. Polyphenols are normally found in large amounts in fruits, vegetables, grains, coffee, and wine.



The specific polyphenols in tea are called catechins or EGCG, which are more powerful than the polyphenols contained anywhere else in nature. Research has shown that regular consumption of tea can have numerous positive effects on the body. One study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that individuals who drank green tea daily had lower levels of LDL cholesterol, which is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease. Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggested that drinking tea regularly also may help to protect from other diseases. 



Moreover, the antioxidants in tea may also play a role in improving brain health and reducing the risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Singapore found that elderly individuals who consumed tea on a regular basis had a lower risk of cognitive decline compared to non-tea drinkers.

Furthermore, tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has been shown to promote relaxation and reduce stress levels. A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Intermediary Metabolism demonstrated that L-theanine, in combination with caffeine found in tea, can improve attention and focus, leading to enhanced cognitive performance.



In conclusion, incorporating tea into your daily routine can have a multitude of health benefits, ranging from improved heart health and cancer prevention to enhanced cognitive function and stress reduction. So, the next time you reach for a beverage, consider reaching for a comforting cup of tea instead and discover how Ekön Tea can help you lead a healthier lifestyle.




2022; 9: 1021405Published online 2022 Nov 24. Association between tea consumption and prevention of coronary artery disease: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis Xin Yang, 1 ,Haiyun Dai, 2 ,Ruihang Deng, 1 Ziang Zhang, 1 Yiwen Quan, 1 Mohan Giri, 2 and Jian Shencorresponding author 3 , *

Published online 2006 Nov 29. doi: 10.1016/j.taap.2006.11.024 Tea and Cancer Prevention: Molecular Mechanisms and Human RelevanceChung S. Yang, Joshua D. Lambert, Jihyeung Ju, Gang Lu, and Shengmin Sang

Por Griselda Churuvija - ITMA Certified Tea Master

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