ISLAMABAD- According to a review in nutrition bulletin, intake of three or more cups of black tea can protect against heart diseases.

Flavonoid, an antioxidant ingredient present in tea helps counteract cardiovascular diseases. One cup of tea provides 150-200mg of flavonoids and it is the best source of antioxidants in the diet.

Nutritionist Carrie Ruxton, co-author of the latest review and a member of the industry-backed Tea Advisory Panel (TAP) added, "With its antioxidant flavonoids, black tea packs a powerful punch with many health benefits particularly for the heart. And recent studies show that the flavonoids work their magic whether or not we choose to add milk.”