10 Spectacular Black Tea Benefits You Should Know
For those of you who can’t imagine a day without a burst of caffeine – courtesy of 1 or 2 cups of black tea - new research indicates it may not be harmful for you after all.
It may sound strange but ancient teas - green and black - both come from leaves of the Camellia Sinesis plant. Yet, there are 2 processing techniques. While the leaves of both are withered, rolled and heated, black tea leaves go through a fermenting process prior to the final heating.
In today’s video we’ll take an in depth look at 10 health benefits that are available in black tea. And if you want to harness all the benefits, it may take some discipline not to add milk or sugar.
1. Oral Health
The Tea Trade Health Research Association indicates that black tea contains properties which can diminish plaque formation on teeth. Additionally, it can serve as a barrier to inhibit bacteria that could result in cavities and accelerate tooth decay.
2. Heart Healthy
A research paper devoted to studying the benefits of green and black tea concluded that these beverages can decrease our risks of stroke. They noted that those who consumed 3 or more cups of tea daily showed a 21% reduction in having a stroke than those who drank 1 cup or less per day.
Tea, especially green tea, is rich in polyphenol properties which prevent free radicals from creating health problems.
4. Cancer Prevention
Researches are on a relentless pursuit to find cures for cancer. While much more research needs to be conducted, some studies reveal that the powerful antioxidant properties contained in tea polyphenols are on their radar screens; they are receiving global recognition for their success in animal cancer studies.
5. Healthy Bones
Keeping bones strong and healthy is a concern for all of us. Those who regularly consume tea appear to have stronger bones, and less of a chance of developing arthritis – thanks to the abundance of phytochemicals in tea.
6. Lowers Risk of Diabetes
The folks along in the Mediterranean Sea have long enjoyed black tea. Now, those in their golden years who have made drinking 1 or 2 cups a day part of their lifestyle have a reason to be proud; they have a 70% lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes.
7. Stress Relief
There may not be a magic stress reliever capsule anywhere on planet Earth. Yet, the rich blend of properties swimming in black tea come close! The heralded amino acid L-theanine in black tea is a natural way to help you relax. Black tea can also lower cortisol, the stress hormone.
8. Better Immune System
Let’s not forget our immune system as we plunge into a cup of tea. Some of its properties fight viruses and help us keep influenza, stomach flu and other maladies from launching a surprise attack.
9. Healthy Digestive System
The tannins in tea which are instrumental in boosting our immune system also have a therapeutic effect on streamlining our digestion process.
10. Increased Energy
While some beverages have high concentrations of caffeine, tea has lower amounts. And the caffeine in tea enhances blood supply to the brain. It accomplishes this without sending our heart into overdrive. It also stimulates the respiratory and metabolism systems, and our kidneys.
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