Health Benefits of Black Tea
People have their opinions on whether you should be drinking caffeinated products every day, but what is not disputed is the health benefits of black tea. Too much of anything can be a bad thing, but in moderation, regularly drinking black tea has benefits that even medical professionals promote. While black tea comes from the same leaves as green tea, the rolling, heating and fermenting processes are different. This helps bring out qualities that are unique to black tea. Dental hygiene A study by the Tea Trade Health Research Association suggests that drinking black tea can reduce the formation of plaque and restrict the bacteria that lead to cavities and tooth decay. That’s much better for your teeth than coffee! Heart health Okay, I know we just told you to not overdo the tea drinking, but this next quote is directly from the National Library of Medicine. “Regardless of their country of origin, individuals consuming 3 or more cups of tea per day had a 21% lower risk of stroke than those consuming less than 1 cup per day.” That says it all! Antioxidant properties Black tea is rich with organic chemicals that helps block cells associated with damage from smoking and other toxic chemicals. These antioxidant effects are different from the ones we normally get from fruits and vegetables, so drinking black tea adds more benefits to your healthy lifestyle. Strong bones The phytochemicals in black tea have been shown to promote stronger bones and a lessen chance of developing arthritis. Bigger smile OKay, maybe this isn't scientific, but when you know you're drinking something that is THIS good for you, it tastes good and promotes relaxation, you're bound to have a huge smile as you close your eyes and soak in the moment... and the antioxidants!