Five benefits of Black tea on our body - Among all the other beverages, black tea is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It is counted in those beverages which makes our body healthy.
Most of the drinks does harm to our body, mainly internally but this (black tea) and some others are not. They provide some help to the body to overcome plenty of diseases.
As we are talking about black tea, so it is quite stronger in flavour and it contain a higher amount of caffeine than the other teas but less caffeine as compared to coffee.
It provides help to the body because of the antioxidants and the other compounds which are present in it, which helps to reduce inflammation in the body.
So, let’s talk about some of the benefits of the black tea and are as follows:
1. Black tea helps to increase focus
Black tea helps to improve focus by the elements present in it. The caffeine and an L-theanine (a type of amino acid) helps to improve alertness.
L-theanine helps to increase the alpha activity in the brain which helps in relaxation of the brain and better focus.
It is confirmed in the studies, that those beverages which contains L-theanine and caffeine have the greatest impact on the brain and focus.
On the basis of the studies conducted to know the effects of black tea on accuracy and alertness, it is found that black tea significantly increased accuracy and self-reported alertness among participants.
2. It boosts the health of heart
Flavonoids, another type of antioxidants present in black tea is very beneficial for the health of the heart.
This antioxidant (flavonoids) could also be found in various other things such as dark chocolate, fruits, red wine and vegetables.
Regular consumption of flavonoids is very beneficial in various problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, elevated triglyceride levels and obesity.
According to a study, if a person drink black tea thrice a day. Then the risk of heart disease is reduced by 11%.
And according to another study, it is proven that drinking black tea significantly for 12 weeks reduced blood sugar levels by 18%, decreased triglyceride values by 36% and lowered the LDL/HDL plasma ratio by 17%.
Adding black tea in your daily routine will provide you several benefits including of heart and other body parts.
3. It reduces high blood pressure
Around 1 billion peoples (worldwide) are affected by high blood pressure. Nowadays, it is also a very common problem.
But this disease has very dangerous and ill effects on our body like it increase your risk of heart and kidney failure, heart attacks, vision loss and stroke.
It can be cured by some little steps and changes in our lifestyle and diet. A study was conducted to know the good effects of black tea on our body.
In which volunteers have to drink three cups of black tea per day for six months. And it is found that it significantly decreased the systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
Drinking black tea on a regular basis is very beneficial for maintaining blood pressure to the normal level.
4. It helps to reduce the blood sugar level
High blood sugar is also regarded as a very dangerous because it may cause you some serious heart related problems such as kidney failure, obesity, depression, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
It is caused by the consumption of a large amount of sugar, which can be possible through sweets, beverages, and other sweetened products.
A hormone is secreted by the pancreas to carry the consumed sugar to the muscles to be used for energy and is called insulin.
But if you consume more sugar than the need of your body it will be stored in your body as fat. To overcome this, black tea is one of the best ways.
It is proven in researches that many compounds which are present in the black are very helpful to improve the insulin levels, mainly a catechin called epigallocatechin gallate.
5. It helps to reduce the risk of Cancer
Cancer, it is said that there are over 100 types of cancers and from which many are not preventable and curable.
One test tube study is conducted to know the effects of polyphenols which is found in tea on the cancer cells.
Both black and green teas are shown to be helpful in regulating the growth of cancer cells and reducing the development of new cells.
Another study proven that the polyphenols of the black tea is very helpful in breast cancer. It helps to overcome the spread of hormone-dependent breast tumours.
However, black tea is not an alternate treatment of cancer but it helps in reduction of cancer cells and it also demonstrate the potential of the cancer cells to survive.
Black tea also has several other benefits which are not included in above those points. It is very helpful for our body as it helps us to fight from several problems.
It is very easy to make and could be found in any of the nearby store or you can purchase it online.
And is the best option if you are looking for a beverage which contains less calories, strong taste and less caffeine as compared to coffee and other energy drinks than it is the best option among all.
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