Apart from water, black tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. In China and India, black tea is used for medicinal purposes. Black tea contains more caffeine than other teas but less than coffee.
According to science, here are 10 benefits of black tea:
a) Antioxidants: Devouring antioxidants eliminates free radicals in the body and thus prevents cell damage. Cell damage prevention prevents the body from chronic ailments. According to research, theaflavins found in black tea reduces cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
b) Boosts heart health: Flavinoids found in black tea, which, also found in vegetables, fruits, dark chocolate and red wine, helps the heart. Devouring flavinoids regularly, in long term reduces the risk of cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity.
c) Lowers Bad Cholesterol: LPD (Low-Density Lipoprotein) is harmful to the body since it transports fats to cells. Increase of LDP in the body is toxic because it causes deposits in the arteries. These deposits can cause heart stroke and failure.
One randomized study demonstrates that drinking 5 cups of tea can reduce LDL by 11% with slightly or mildly raised cholesterol levels.
d) Improves gut health: Polyphenols found in black tea help maintain a healthy gut and promotes the growth of good bacteria and reduces the growth of bad bacterias.