What are black tea health benefits?

Enjoy drinking tea? From now you will do it even more if you learn all the benefits black tea has! Find out top 10 black tea benefits for health!

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Despite the fact that some people consider drinking tea unhealthy, it is not true. Many researches were conducted about the topic, and they proved that black tea is beneficial for our health and even helps to prevent some diseases.

However, it is better to ask the recommendation of the doctor to choose the right type of tea especially for you, because black, green and herbal tea are different, and they all suit different people. Keep in mind that any tea is better to drink without additives such as sugar.

black tea health benefits?

Both black and green tea are made from a shrub called Camellia Sinesis. However, the processing methods are different. The fermentation of black tea leaves is processed before the final heating. Here are ten benefits of black tea which will convince you to drink it more often.

1.    Healthy bones

Black tea is rich in phytochemicals, which lower the risk of arthritis and make the bones healthier.

2.    Cancer prevention

According to one research, black tea can reduce the risk of ovarian cancer in women. The reason is that black tea contains many antioxidants such as catechins and polyphenol.

black tea benefits for health

3.    Diabetes prevention

It is proven that people who drink two cups of tea for a long time have 70 % lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

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4.    Antioxidants

Black tea is rich in one type of antioxidants, which are not found in vegetables and fruits. These antioxidants called polyphenols, and their main function is blocking of DNA damage which is connected to toxic chemicals such as tobacco. Therefore it is essential to include black tea to your regular diet in order to get all antioxidants your body needs.

Diabetes prevention

5.    Energy

In comparison to coffee, the black tea has a low amount of caffeine, which is very good for the heart. Thus, black tea stimulates the blood flow to the brain. Besides, it also enhances the resiptory system, metabolism, kidneys, and heart.

6.    Healthy digestive tract

Black tea contains tannins which decrease the digestive activity as well as have a therapeutic effect on intestinal illnesses and gastric.

6.    Healthy digestive tract

7.    Better immune system

Besides the positive effect on gastric and intestinal illnesses, tannins also fight viruses. As a result, if you drink black tea, you will be protected from stomach flu and influenza as well as other viruses.

8.    Stress relief

Black tea helps to calm down and relax. According to the studies, black tea is rich in the amino acid L-theanine. These elements contribute to improving concentration and relaxation. Also, if you drink the black tea regularly,  then the level of cortisol (the stress hormone) will be reduced.

Stress relief

9.    Lower risk of stroke

According to the studies “ Green and black tea consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis”, people who drink more than three cups of tea per day have a 21% lower risk of a stroke.

10.    Oral health

Black tea stops the growth of the bacteria which causes the formation of tooth decays and cavities as well as reduces plaque formation. Besides, the tea is rich in polyphenols, which surpass and kill cavity-causing bacteria. Polyphenols also hinder the growth of bacterial enzymes that form the sticky-like material that binds plaque to our teeth.

drinking tea makes us happy

Finally, what is more important, drinking tea makes us happy. What can be better than the cup of a perfect tea? Tea is always a good idea, so be happy and enjoy!

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