Posted August 09, 2022 - By Admin
Apart from water, black teas are the second most consumed beverage in the world.Derived from Camellia Sinensis, black teas have similar properties to that of green and white tea.They are also known for their caffeine content as they contain more caffeine than their counterparts such as green or white tea. However, the caffeine content in black teas are far less compared to coffee.
Black tea is one amongst the variety of teas, this type of tea is extracted from the plant, Camellia Sinensis. From white teas, black teas to green teas all forms of tea are extracted from this plant’s leaves. The leaves of the plant turn black due to a process called oxidation. Apparently, black tea is stronger than any other type of tea, as it has a decent caffeine content.
Interestingly, black tea is the most likely tea to be consumed, throughout the world, it might be of its longer life, that is, black tea can be stored for a longer period of time and is more enlightening.
Below are 10 proven health benefits of black tea. Know your black tea as well as its nutrient composition and possible risks.
Recent studies conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) propose that the polyphenols present in black teas the may disease the risk of tumor growth.
In particular, black teas reduce the risk of skin, breast, lung, and prostate cancers.
Another test-tube study examined the effects of the polyphenols in tea on cancer cells. It revealed that black and green tea may play a vital role in regulating cancer cell growth and conquering new cell development.
However black teas should not be considered as an alternative treatment for cancer as more study in the human body is required to clearly determine the link between black tea and cancer cells.
Something that doesn't need more human research is the fact that black tea contains antioxidant properties.Consuming black tea can help eliminate and decrease damage in the body. This eventually may help lower the risk of chronic diseases.Combination of polyphenols such as catechins, theaflavins, and thearubigins, are the main sources of antioxidants in black tea and therefore promote overall health.
Black tea also contain another group of antioxidants called flavonoids which benefit heart health.Besides teas, flavonoids can also be obtained from vegetables, fruits, red wine, and even dark chocolates.Recognized by Arab L. et al. in their 2009 research paper called “ Green and black tea consumption and risk of stroke: a meta-analysis”, it was found that individuals who consume 3 or more cups of tea had a 21% lower risk of a stroke than people who consume less than 1 cup of green or black tea per day.
Strokes result when a blood vessel in your brain is either blocked or ruptures and is the second leading cause of death worldwide after Ischaemic heart disease.Fortunately, 80% of the strokes can be prevented by simply managing your diet, physical activity, blood pressure and not smoking. Taking care of the following