Sign in
Download Opera News App

Food

 

Drinks

 

Tea

Don't Drink Your Tea When It Is Very Hot, It May Cause Cancer

Many people like to drink their tea when it is very hot. This has almost become a culture. Many people also believe that hot tea is more nutritious and healthy.

Well, while hot tea may actually taste good and increase warmth, research have associated drinking of very hot tea to increased risk of esophageal cancer.

According to WebMD, a research involving more than 50000 people in Iran showed that people who drank two to three mugs of scalding black tea were twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer.

These people were people who drank their tea at about 140°F ( about 60°C ). These are people who drank their tea immediately after it was removed from the source of heat.

Always allow your tea to get cool a little bit before sipping it. Getting your esophagus scorched by drinking a scalding hot tea could result in esophageal cancer according to the study.

The study was published in the international journal of cancer. Therefore don't drink any beverage or water when it is very hot and scorching to your esophagus.

In 2016, the world health organization issued a report that warned that drinking very hot beverages of any kind could potentially raise cancer risk. It classified very hot beverages of any kind as probably carsinogenic.

Sources of information: www.webmd .com. wwwcbsnews.com

Content created and supplied by: StayHealthy (via Opera News )

Iran

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments