Seven Health Benefits of Black Tea
TIMESAUSTRALIA, JAKARTA – Black tea is one of the most popular kinds of tea. It has a stronger taste and contains more caffeine compared to other types of tea. Black tea has many health benefits as it contains antioxidant.
Here are several health benefits of black tea.
1. Improve your focus
Black tea contains caffeine and amino acid (L-theanine) that could improve your focus and alertness. L-theanine could improve the alpha activity in the brain that could result in better relaxation and focus. Therefore, black tea becomes the best choice to improve your focus and energy.
2. Maintain gut health
Polyphenol found in black tea could help us maintain gut health and improve the growth of good bacteria and prevent the growth of the bad bacteria.
Besides, black tea also contains anti-microbe substance that could fight any dangerous substance, as well as improve the immune system by strengthening the lining of digestive tract.
3. Lower blood pressure
A study involved participants and asked them to consume three cups of black tea in a day for six months. The study reveals that the participants that drink black tea has lower their systolic and diastolic blood pressure. However, healthy lifestyle is also required.
4. Lower the LDL level
Several studies found that consuming black tea could lower the LDL level. A study shows that drinking five cups of black tea in a day could help lowering the LDL by 11%.
Besides, the researchers concluded that black tea could improve the cholesterol level of those who have the risk of heart disease or obesity.
5. Maintain heart health
Black tea contains flavonoid that is essential for heart health.
A study found that drinking black tea for 12 weeks could lower the level of triglyceride, blood sugar, and LDL/HDL plasm, which could prevent the heart disease.
6. Lower the risk of stroke
A study found that black tea could lower the risk of stroke. Those who drink at least 4 cups of black tea in a day have 32% lower risk of stroke than those who do not drink black tea.
7. Lower the risk of cancer
Polyphenol in black tea could fight the cancer cells. A health study shows that black tea could fight cancer cells and promote the healthy cell regeneration. (*)