What is Black tea and its benefits?

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Once tea is harvested, tea leaves go through a step-by-step process of wilting, bruising, rolling, and oxidation in which the tea leaves are exposed to the air for a long time. When this occurs, the science is that the enzymes in the tea leaves break down the chemicals in the leaves to produce a brown color and familiar aroma which forms the “Black” tea once it is served.

Benefits of consuming Black tea

Here are the benefits of Black tea:

  • It protects against atherosclerosis which is the buildup of plaque in the artery wall. This is fatal as it can cause strokes, heart disease, and chronic kidney disease. In 2013 researchers found evidence that people who drank four cups of black tea or more per day had a lower risk of stroke.
  • A study conducted in 2015 suggested that black tea may reduce diastolic and systolic blood pressure.
  • One study was conducted in which type 2 diabetes patients consumed black tea extract over a period of 4 weeks. The authors then concluded that regular intake of black tea has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory effects for people with this condition.
  • Relieves symptoms of arthritis such as Epigallocatechin is present in black tea and acts as an antioxidant that is strong enough to relieve swelling and stiffness in joints.
  • Reduces Symptoms of premature aging as nutrients such as B2, C, and E cause the nourishment of the skin reducing wrinkles and dryness.
  • Black tea reduces anxiety due to the combination of caffeine and L-theanine and relaxing brain activity.
  • It reduces sore throat as Tannis is an ingredient found in black tea.
  • Relieves mild diarrhea as caffeine-rich drinks cause dehydration when consumed during diarrhea.

Kathy W. Warwick, & Peter Morales-Brown. (2023). What are the health benefits of black tea? MedicalNewsToday.

Sri Lanka Export Development Board. (2023). BENEFITS OF CEYLON BLACK TEA. Www.Srilankabusiness.Com.

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