Three huge benefits of drinking black tea
The benefits of drinking black tea have been extensively documented. If you are considering adding more black tea in your diet, it is likely that your decision has been influenced by the many health benefits associated with black tea. The main thing about black tea that makes it so beneficial to our overall health is that it is more oxidsed. Here are three huge benefits of drinking black tea that you cannot ignore.
1. Black tea is richer and more flavoured
If you love tea and crave for a richer flavour in your freshly brewed cup of tea, then you have good reason to choose black tea over other types of tea.
Black tea is more flavoured and caffeine-laden than other types of tea like green, red or white tea thanks to its high amounts of antioxidant content.
For example, the Brits' favourite black tea from China can be flavoured spicy or sweet with a rich and elegant aroma of orchids or creamy with a hint of chocolate just how you like it.
Furthermore, the flavour of black tea is retained longer than with other teas that are not as oxidised – sometimes up to several years longer.
2. Black tea reduces risk of stroke and heart attack
A study conducted by the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment found that regular consumption of black tea reduces the production of “bad” cholesterol in the body, which causes heart attack and stroke.
The study that followed 552 men over a 15 year period also found that men who drink more than four cups of black tea every day are at a significantly lower risk of stroke than men who only drunk two or three cups every day.
3. Black tea is an excellent antioxidant
Moreover, black tea is an excellent antioxidant. It is made from the Camellia plant genus that comes with a plethora of beneficial chemicals known as phytonutrients or Polyphenols.
Polyphenols are a type of antioxidants found in plant foods that has been used to treat everything from hearing loss to brain injury and Parkinson disease.
At one point phytonutrients from black tea were thought significant in the fight against cancer, although that significance has since decreased.