11 Benefits of Black Tea

If black tea isn’t on your list of preferred drinks, we have 11 reasons why you need to change your mind about the benefits of black tea.

Do you love black tea? We do! It tastes delicious, and, even better, it’s packed full of natural goodness. If you’ve never given black tea a chance, maybe it’s time to change your mind. Need a reason? We’ve collected 11 benefits of black tea that you can’t deny.

 

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  1. Oral Health: Studies have found that black tea reduces plaque formation and restricts bacterial growth that causes cavities and tooth decay.
  2. Healthy Heart: A 2009 research paper revealed that black tea consumption decreases your risk of stroke by 21%.
  3. Overall Health: Black tea is packed full of antioxidants and polyphenols, which block DNA damage and keep you feeling healthy and whole.
  4. Cancer Prevention: More research is required, but initial research suggests that the catechins in black tea can help prevent certain types of cancer.
  5. Bone Health: People who regularly drink black tea have stronger bones and a lower probability of developing arthritis.
  6. Diabetes Health: A study based on the elderly found that consuming 1-2 cups of black tea a day can lower your chance of type 2 diabetes by 70%.
  7. Stress Relief: Black tea contains the amino acid L-theanine, which is known to help you relax and concentrate better.
  8. Immune Health: Black tea contains tannins that have the ability to fight viruses as well as alkylamine antigens that boost your immune response.
  9. Digestive Health: The tannins in black tea also help improve your digestive activity, reducing your risk of gastric or intestinal illness.
  10. Increased Energy: Black tea contains low amounts of caffeine, which gently enhance your blood flow to the brain, keeping your awake.
  11. Brain Health: Drinking black tea has been shown, in a Dutch study, to significantly enhance your mental acuity and self-reported alertness.

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