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Tea is a natural drink that has been used for millennia, for pleasure and medicine. Native to Asia, tea is now drunk everywhere and is the most popular drink in the world. There are numerous health benefits of drinking tea, from supporting weight loss to reducing cholesterol, and possibly reducing the risk of various types of cancer. For patients living with mesothelioma or other types of cancer, drinking tea can be a positive way to support overall health. Being healthier while going through treatment may make it more effective and will certainly make treatment more tolerable. There also may be some new and exciting evidence that a substance in green tea could slow ·and even stop the growth of cancer in the body.
Studies of the effects of tea on health or on cancer risk or treatment usually refer to true tea, a drink made from the plant Camellia sinensis. This includes black tea and green tea. Herbal teas are not true teas, as they are made from other plants, or mixtures of plants, herbs, and fruit. Examples of herbal teas are- peppermint, chamomile, and hibiscus. Among the true teas, there are important differences:
• Black tea. All true teas are made from the leaves of sinensis, but are allowed to oxidize for varying amounts of time. Leaves picked for black tea are rolled and bruised and then al lowed to oxidize and wilt. This changes the chemical makeup of the leaves and darkens them, producing characteristic tea flavor and aroma. This is the most common tea drunk in Europe and North America.
• Green tea. Green tea is made from tea leaves that have not been rolled or bruised at all and have not been allowed to oxidize. Green tea is more commonly drunk in Asia, but has become more popular in the west.
All the true teas contain a mix of chemical compounds, but it is the group of catechins that are credited with health benefits of tea. Green tea contains the most catechin substances because of the minimal oxidation the leaves undergo. One catechin that has been studied the most is called EGCG.
According to the National Cancer Institute, the polyphenols in tea have been shown to decrease tumor growth in laboratory and animal studies and may protect against damage caused by ultraviolet UVB radiation. Researchers believe that it is the high level of polyphenols in tea that helps kill cancerous cells and stop them from growing. However, the exact mechanisms by which tea interacts with cancerous cells is unknown.
A 2006 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that green tea consumption is associated with reduced mortality due to all causes, including cardiovascular disease. The study followed over 40,000 Japanese participants between the ages of 40 and 79 for 11 years, starting in 1994. The participants who drank at least 5 cups of green tea per day had a significantly lower risk of dying (especially from cardiovascular disease) than those who drank less than one cup of tea per day. Green tea contains catechins, polyphenolic compounds that are thought to exert numerous protective effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system.
Adapted from https://mesothelioma.net/benefits-tea-cancer-patients/
What will a non tea drinker likely do after reading the passage?
(A) He will directly avoid drinking tea.
(B) He will realize that tea has many benefits.
(C) He remains not drinking tea.
(D) He will evaluate why tea is popular.
(E) He will try to buy green tea.
Jawaban soal ini adalah B. He will realize that tea has many benefits.
Soal ini menanyakan tentang apa kemungkinan besar akan dilakukan oleh orang yang bukan peminum teh setelah membaca teks diatas.
Bacaan diatas adalah tentang manfaat meminum teh mulai dari penurunan berat badan hingga mengurangi resiko kanker.
Bahkan banyak penelitian yang mengungkapkan manfaat dari meminum teh, yaitu penelitian dari National Cancer Institute dan Journal of the American Medical Association.
Dengan demikian kemungkinan besar yang akan terjadi kepada orang-orang yang bukan peminum teh setelah membaca teks ini adalah mereka akan mengetahui manfaat dari meminum teh.
Opsi jawaban yang paling mendekati adalah B. He will realize that tea has many benefits yang artinya “Ia akan menyadari bahwa teh memiliki banyak manfaat.”
Jadi, jawaban yang tepat adalah B. He will realize that tea has many benefits.
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