A daily cup of tea to improve the quality of life (aging)
Scientists are looking in different directions for the fountain of youth. Some believe our genes predestine us to die after a given life span. Therefore, rely on genetic techniques to combat the effects of aging.
The body’s oxidative defense mechanisms deteriorate with aging because of a genetically programmed reduction in the synthesis of natural antioxidants in the cells, leading to a sharp increase in the diseases of old age.
They are investigating ways of slowing the rate of free radical attacks on the aged. In animals, it shows that increased antioxidants could increase life span.
The human diet, supplemented with antioxidants, may help prevent a variety of diseases such as cancer and heart diseases. Even if it is not possible to extend the human lifespan by using antioxidants, these could control cell damage and thus reduce the diseases of old age and improve the quality of life of the elderly.
Drinking 2 – 3 cups of hibiscus tea or green tea a day helps rid the body of free radicals.