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amazing benefits of drinking black tea

Throughout the world, tea is the second most consumed beverage after water. All the different varieties of tea come from the same plant, Camellia Sinesis. The different ways in which the plant is harvested and processed, produce different type of tea, Black Tea being one among them. Black Tea is also often blended with other plants such as English breakfast and Earl Grey giving it a diverse flavor and aroma. It is also known for its caffeine content as it contains more caffeine than its counterparts such as green or white tea. However, the caffeine content in Black Tea is far less as compared to coffee.
Black tea offers a variety of health benefits because it contains antioxidants and compounds that can help reduce inflammation in the body. There are several other health benefits that are associated with Black Tea.

Here is a look at some amazing benefits of drinking Black Tea.

-# Rich in antioxidants

Black Tea is a good source of antioxidants, which help to remove free radicals. According to a study published in Pharmacognosy Reviews, a medical journal, phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant effects, constitute up to 30% of the dry weight of green and black tea. Thus, Black Tea can help remove free radicals and decrease cell damage in the body. This ultimately may help decrease the risk of chronic disease.

-# Reduces the risk of cancer

Recent studies conducted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) suggest that the polyphenols present in Black Tea may decrease the risk of tumor growth. In particular, it reduce the risk of skin, breast, lung, and prostate cancers.

-# Improves heart health

Black Tea contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which benefit heart health. Consuming it on a regular basis may help reduce many risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated triglyceride levels and obesity.

-# Helps in oral health

Black Tea also reduces plaque formation and restricts bacterial growth. The polyphenols present in it suppresses cavity-causing bacteria that hinder the growth of bacterial enzymes that form the sticky-like material that binds plaque to our teeth.

-# Improves focus and concentration

Black Tea contains caffeine and a type of amino acid called the L-theanine, which can help improve alertness and focus. Beverages containing a combination of L-theanine and caffeine enhance the alpha activity in brain and have a greater impact on focus and alertness.