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Experts have long touted the benefits of drinking tea. In fact, the belief that tea contains healing properties goes back thousands of years, according to MedicalXpress. While past cultures could only speculate on the benefits of tea, we now have stronger evidence backed up by science.

WebMD reports that black tea is associated with lowering cholesterol levels because it contains the antioxidants theaflavins and thearubigins. Black tea may also lower the risk of high blood sugar. When it comes to green tea, UC Health reports that it might help lower your chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Both green and black tea contain polyphenols, which could help prevent cancer (via WebMD). Drinking white tea is also linked with a lower risk of developing cancer, per UC Health. But if you need another reason to drink tea, look no further. New research is shedding light on another unexpected benefit, and it may have you adding more tea to your diet.