Here’s yet another confirmation regarding the health benefits of drinking tea from Dr. Ruxton, a British researcher and diet specialist.

“The clearest consistent evidence points to an association between tea consumption, in excess of three cups per day, and a reduced risk of myocardial infarction or a heart attack.”

Dr. Ruxton found that drinking up to eight cups a day would deliver optimum benefits from polyphenols without affecting sleep quality. That brings us to yet another source of controversy, the caffeine connection. Tea has the unique ability to increase alertness without the negative consequences that coffee drinking seems to impart. This powerful and amazing herb seems to have done everything right. Thank you, Mother Nature. Also keep in mind that Dr. Ruxton is speaking about black tea. We know that green and white teas have considerably more polyphenols than black tea, thereby increasing the benefits substantially. Another way to look at it would be that necessary number of cups per day could be reduced if your tea of choice is green or white. Either way, keep drinking and enjoying. There isn’t a healthier or tastier beverage out there. As Nike would say, “Just do it!”