As I start to think about packing for a long-awaited trip to Japan, I came across an interesting study by Tokyo University. Their researchers followed the health care of 14,000 elderly people and related it to their diets over a three-year period.
We have all heard how much longer Japanese people live and the assumption that this may be linked to how much fish they eat. So I am looking forward to consuming lots of sushi while I am there.
This new study picked up on a new issue – Green Tea. They found that those who drank at least 5 cups of green tea a day, were more physically active and 33% less likely to develop a disability.
I have been a lifetime tea drinker, but I only started drinking Green Tea a year ago when I met a delegation from the Chinese Government who brought with them their own consignment of Green Tea. I was instantly converted and have only drunk Lapsang Souchong Tea ever since.
I can honestly say I am a lot more mobile, I am running back and forth to the loo all day.
Indeed, if the Chinese talked to the Japanese, they could perhaps explain the reason behind the Tokyo University research findings.
GREEN TEA MAKES U P