When you’re enjoying a cup of tea, do you ever think about how much tea the world drinks? Do you ever wonder what your dentist thinks of your tea drinking? Here are a few fun facts to think about next time you’re waiting for water to boil.
#4. Tea is the second most consumed drink in the world. Water is the first.
You read that right. Every time you’re drinking tea, most of the planet is enjoying it with you. In India alone over 3 billion cups are consumed per day.
#3. Tea was discovered by mistake.
It was discovered in the year 2737 BC by a Chinese Emperor named Shen Nung. The emperor had a rule that all of his water had to be boiled before he drank it. While one of his servants was boiling it for him, a gust of wind blew some tea leaves into his water. He drank it anyway and loved the taste. He then went on to share this discovery with the rest of his empire.
#2. If you drink green tea, your dentist will be happy with you.
Green tea, if consumed daily will make your entire mouth healthier. It contains powerful antioxidants that fight bacterial infections that cause bad things like cavities and gum disease, which has been linked to diabetes and heart disease.
#1. Tea is a superfood.
Whether it’s black, green, white, or oolong, each cup you drink can easily be part of a healthy lifestyle. On top of keeping your mouth clean; all types of tea can aid in lowering your blood pressure and help prevent cancer, osteoporosis, and strokes. It also helps prevent sunlight damage to your skin, which hekwrinkles.