Lucknow: One of the widely consumed beverages in the world, Black tea is considered to be a magical drink that can give several health benefits. It is said to be more oxidized than oolong, yellow, white and green teas. Although all the four types of teas are made from the leaves of the shrub Camellia sinensis, but the Black tea is generally stronger in flavor and could retain its taste longer than others.
Originated from China, black tea is famously called ‘red tea’ in the region due to the color of the oxidized leaves when processed appropriately. The tea can be prepared by mixing it with some herbs or other leaves to enhance its taste and aroma. Black Tea is often blended with other plants like English Breakfast or Earl Grey to get a better taste.
Regulates Blood Pressure
What gives black its magical properties is the presence of polyphenols such as flavonoids which affects blood pressure and blood lipids as risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Black tea also significantly reduces the risk of stroke which is one of the leading causes of death. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in your brain is blocked or ruptured. This has been seen in a study that black tea has some potential properties that can prevent stroke.
Removes bad cholesterol
Regular consumption of black tea can also effectively regulate cholesterol in the body.
Reduces Cancer/ Tumour risk
What makes it a must have item in your kitchen shelve is its ability to reduce the risk of tumour growth in our body. Its regular consumption can reduce the risk of breast, lungs, skin and prostate cancer.
Removes toxins, reverse aging
Black tea also has antioxidant properties, which means it not only removes toxins from our body, thus, reducing the risk of many chronic ailments but also reverse aging process, making us look more young and energized. The antioxidants catechins, theaflavins, and thearubigins in the tea are said to promote overall health.
Gives energy, improves focus
Nothing could be more apt to kick start your day than a hot cup of black tea in the morning that will leave you energetic throughout your day while enhancing your focus and concentration.
Its not over yet, consumption of black tea can also improve gut health and prevent bacterial growth in your mouth, thus giving you a good oral hygiene with a pleasant smell.