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It is said that coffee is harmful to health, unlike tea. But it's important to know why tea is beneficial to health. Black tea, for that matter, has many health benefits.
Black tea (just like green tea) is plucked from a plant called camellia sinensis. The leaves of black tea, are steeped such that it can give a dark colour when used as a beverage. Also, the leaves are mature dry and processed such that it has a dark colour. Black tea has extremely low caffeine content, which is great for circulation.
Fluoride is another content of black tea and thus allows oral and bone health. Black tea, contains flavonoids which are also found in apples. Unlike green tea, black tea, once processed eliminates all antioxidants existing in it. Black tea not only helps to fight bacteria but also strengthens the the immune system. As one knows, drinking tea hydrates the body, thus a cup of black tea helps moisturise the skin. Black tea also balances the hormone levels, which fends off stress. Not only does black tea have anti-inflammatory qualities, it also keeps a check on the digestive tracts functioning. It can help reduce stroke risks as it balances the cholesterol level.
DYI: To reduce puffiness of the eye, just store black tea bags in the fridge and apply it to the eye area.
Source - https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/health-fitness/diet/Health-benefits-of-black-tea/articleshow/8508759.cms
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We Indians have obsessively been drinking the various variants of tea since time immemorial.
And to our utmost relief, research has suggested that tea, in particular the black tea, has shown to have a good number of health benefits in our body, mainly because of the presence of many antioxidants, and other essential nutrients.
Here are top 5 health benefits of black tea.
Regular consumption of black tea lowers risk of heart diseases
A randomized controlled study found out that drinking black tea for 12 weeks reduced triglyceride values by 36%, blood sugar levels by 18% and the LDL/HDL plasma ratio by 17%.
This happens because of the presence of a group of antioxidants called flavonoids in black tea, which when consumed regularly are known to reduce obesity, cholesterol levels and BP, thus enhancing heart health.
Black tea may reduce risk of developing cancer
Black tea contains polyphenols, a compound that may help prevent cancer cell survival.
A test-tube study conducted to analyze the effects of the polyphenols in tea on cancer cells showed that black and green tea may help regulate cancer cell growth and reduce new cell development.
However, it should not be considered an alternate treatment to cancer, and professional medical assistance must be sought.
Black tea will make you more alert and focused
Black tea contains caffeine and an amino acid called L-Theanine, both of which are known to improve our focus and alertness.
Studies have also shown that beverages containing L-Theanine help improve focus due its positive effects on the brain
So, if you desire better energy, concentration, and mental freshness, black tea is the answer!
For long and shiny hair, sip some black tea
Loaded with antioxidants, black tea helps in kicking out the ROS and stress, two of the major causes of early hair loss among women these days.
In addition, Japanese studies have shown that applying black tea to your hair also helps promote healthy hair growth, and bring natural shine and luster to it.
So, for shiny, long, and beautiful hair, black tea is a must.
Black tea is also good for your skin health
Packed with essential nutrients and antioxidants, black tea improves your skin health and provides anti-ageing benefits.
It nourishes your skin with vitamins B2, C, and E, and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, zinc, and essential polyphenols and tannins.
What's more? The caffeine in black tea can also kill viruses, which help prevent skin infections (and pimples).
Source - menafn.com/1097281790/HealthBytes-Top-5-health-benefits-of-black-tea
Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world after water. All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant, but different ways of harvesting and processing the plant produce different types of tea.
After harvesting, black tea leaves go through a process of wilting, bruising, rolling, and oxidation
Oxidation occurs when the leaves remain exposed to the air for a long time. Enzymes break down the chemicals in the leaves, producing their brown coloring and familiar smell.
The process for making green tea is similar, but it does not involve oxidation. Oxidation may give black tea nutritional benefits that are not present in green tea.
For example, the nutrients in black tea may reduce the risk of several cancers, protect the heart against atherosclerosis, and help maintain healthy blood pressure.
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