Health Benefits of Black Tea

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Health Benefits of Black Tea

Black Tea has a bit of a bad wrap compared to green tea and herbal teas, but it does have benefits.

While over consuming any amount of a certain tea can be harmful. A reasonable number of cups can benefit you. Black Tea has a couple of great benefits and I found an intersting article that reviews the health benefits of black tea along with some interesting general information about black tea.

I have included some further information about the different types of black tea and which are most beneficial for you at the end of the article.

Health Benefits of Drinking Black Tea

By: Sid Hs

A study done at American Heart Association - New Orleans, have found that the tea drinkers have a far lower risk of heart attack.

Black tea expands and relaxes the arteries thereby increasing flow of blood to the heart.

The study was conducted over a period of 8 weeks and involved about 50 participants(both men and women) with coronary artery disease.

They were made to drink 4 cups of either black tea or just plain water for about four consecutive weeks.

The arteries of a healthy person release nitric oxide which causes the arteries to dilate. But persons suffering from coronary disease do not produce as much nitric oxide.

The research revealed that drinking tea reversed this abnormality whereas drinking water did not have any sort of effect on the people.

What is black tea?

Tea without sugar is called as black tea. In India and Middle-east black tea is also referred to as 'sulemani chai'.

Both black and green tea are beneficial for the heart, according to latest researches in this field. They can both act as good antioxidants, freeing the body from harmful toxins.

Consuming black tea can also increase the amount of favanoids in the blood. The high levels of anti-oxidant seem to lower cancer rates too. It can also fight bacteria in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.

Brief History of Black Tea

Black tea has a history of being used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, much before it became a breakfast tea.

It has long been an article of trade. Compressed bricks of black-tea even served as a form of de-facto currency in Mongolia, Tibet and Siberia into the 19th century.

This was traditionally the only tea known to western culture; though green tea has started to catch on somewhat, still black accounts for over 90% of all the tea sold in the West

Few more benefits of drinking black tea are:

1. Helps relieve diarrhea

2. Lowers cholesterol level

3. It can help in making breathing easy for people suffering from asthma.

4. Helps maintain blood pressure to normal levels.

5. Has a therapeutic effect on gastric and intestinal problems.

Wow! Amazing, isn't it? Just think how much useful black tea can be for our body.

From now on, shouldn't we start the habit of drinking it on regular basis - like 2 cups daily? It is advisable to drink black-tea without sugar.

There are so many regular household items which, if utilized properly, can proving amazing health benefits. Some of them are honey, vinegar, black cumin, grapes and even water. Read about amazing vinegar cures for many ailments - Vinegar Remedies

Read about different herbal tea recipes and remedies here -

Herbal Tea Remedies

Article Source: EzineArticles.com

Health Benefits of Black Tea

Types of Black Tea

Of course as with all things in this world, there are certain types of black tea that are better for us than others for us. To get the maximum health benefits of Black Tea, here are a few more things to note:
  • Black Tea Bags (commercial type like Liptons)- are the least beneficial.
  • Loose Black Tea – much better for us than commercial tea bags
  • Organic Loose Black Tea is far better to drink than commercial tea bags or non-organic loose black tea. There are no chemicals or additives.
  • Organic Loose Black Tea Blends - can be extremely beneficial depending on the blend.

Black Tea is sometimes blended – and you then have an Oolong Tea. Oolong teas are a blend of black tea and green tea. This is more beneficial to drink than black tea alone. You can also blend black tea with any number of Herbs that can provide any number of additional health benefits. To see what herbs benefit which illnesses and conditions click here to visit our Herbal Tea Remedies page.

I hope you enjoyed this article about the Health Benefits of Black Tea and remember it the next time you drink a cup. It is beneficial to the body and can be a great addition to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

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