Harvard, the renowned university in Cambridge, United States, published a recent study in which it highlights those that are, for the prestigious educational center, the only two drinks that could be considered as healthy as water.
The extensive and detailed report highlights that these two liquids stand out above the others due to having a large amount of antioxidants, flavonoids and other substances that help the body and general health.
Both beverages that the institution recommends to be consumed on a regular basis are nothing more and nothing less than coffee and tea.
Regarding coffee, Harvard highlights in the study that several cups of daily consumption, without exceeding and without sugar, They can help reduce some diseases such as dementia and boost the immune system..
Basically, explains that moderate doses of coffee can increase alertness and the ability to concentrate in peoplebut you have to be careful, since in high amounts it can cause an increase in heart rate, anxiety or lack of sleep.
Decaffeinated coffee, the research specifies, it is a good option if the person is sensitive to caffeine and, according to the same study, offers health benefits similar to those of caffeinated coffee.
As for tea, the prestigious university specifies that as it is simply an addition to water, This preserves its hydration properties correctly, which is why it is key to the health of the body.
Harvard concludes that two or three cups a day can reduce the risk of premature death or heart disease. Of course, it also explains that if it is consumed very hot or at a high temperature it can increase the risk of stomach cancer.
In addition, the report advises limiting the consumption of milk and dairy products, as well as juices or juicesa glass a day at most, yes, avoiding sugary drinks completely as much as possible.
In his argument, The report recalls that tea is the most popular drink in the world after water and that it is a simple preparation of pouring hot water over cured leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. It is a medicinal drink in China since the 3rd century AD