Black tea is a traditional drinking and originated in China. It is one of well-known teas people prefer because of its taste and benefits for health. Even though black tea contains little caffeine, it can make you fresh and give you more energy. Nowadays, there are many studies support that a cup of black tea not only make you warm but there are lots of unexpected health benefits which surprise you hide within it.
1. Boost the immune system : Polyphenols, Tannins and Catechins are antioxidants which are plentifully found in black tea. These antioxidants work effectively for decreasing and preventing healthy cell damaging from DNA cells, including, free radicals which can lead to inflammation and diseases. Especially, Tannins has abilities to fight with bacteria and viruses and protect yourselves from flus, influenza, and others.
2. Prevent Heart health : Another group of antioxidants in black tea is Flavonoids which is beneficial with heart health. In 1999, A Harvard study of Clinical Epidemiology showed 44% of 340 heart attacked patients has reduction in the risk of heart attack after daily drank a cup of black tea.
3. Lower cancer risks : Although drinking black tea cannot cure cancer, scientists believe Polyphenols and Catechins in the tea help reducing on stopping of cancer growth and growth of malignant tumors. For example, some researches shows that women who regularly drink black tea have a much lower risk of ovarian cancer than women who do not.
4. Reduce blood pressure : Even though some studies define black tea can boost the metabolism slightly and increase blood pressure, the result of drinking a few cups of black tea a day does not effect on blood pressure in a long term. The study group of the scientists from The Netherlands, Germany, UK, and Italy consumed black tea for a week, at the end, participants were found to have lower blood pressure levels as compared to the control group.
5. Against diabetes : Due to black tea is non-sweetened drinking, it supports the use of insulin in the body. Moreover, consumption black tea can reduce risk of type 2 diabetes. There is a study of following 40,011 people over 10 years in Europe showing that 918 people of them had effectively developed type 2 diabetes.
6. Decrease high cholesterol : In a study, showing that black tea can decrease 11.1% of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) which lead to heart disease and increase healthy cholesterol or HDL cholesterol. It also has anti-hypercholesterolemic preventing the damage of bloodstream and artery walls.
7. Support Digestion : Polyphenols and Antimicrobial properties found in black tea may help improve gut health and immunity. In addition, the tannins in black tea is efficiently work in gastric and intestinal illnesses to prevent diarrhea and improve gut bacteria and immunity, as well as, repair the lining of the digestive tract.
8. Improve hair health : Black tea’s antioxidants and Caffeine if beneficial for hair health. Drinking the tea prevent the hair fall and applying black tea to the scalp can promote the hair growth, make it softer and shiner and become natural hair dye.
9. Boost energy and mental alertness : A study shows black tea can significantly increase accuracy and self-reported alertness. Because black tea not only contains Caffeine but L-theanine which can support modulating of brain functions and focus, including alertness and energy level.
10. Lower Parkinson’s risk : Drinking black tea can lower risk of Parkinson's disease due to it contains Caffeine, L-theanine and Polyphenols. Theses can effect on brain and nervous system help protect people from neurodegenerative disease as Parkinson disease.
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