Black tea has many health benefits. It has very low caffeine content which is beneficial for the blood circulation. It balances the hormone levels. As it balances the cholesterol level, it can help to reduce the risk of stroke. It is ultra low in sodium, fat and calories. This property of black tea is advantageous for people who want to lose weight. Drinking black tea lowers the cardiovascular problems.
It is abundant in anti-oxidants such as flavonoids which help to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol, preventing damage in both the blood stream and the artery walls and lowering the risks of heart disease. Polyphenols found in black tea may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by helping cardiac muscle function. Polyphenols in it help to prevent the formation of carcinogens in the body particularly in certain types of cancer, such as ovarian, lung, prostate, colorectal, and bladder. One study on oral cancer showed that consuming it can significantly reduce the risk of oral cancer, particularly in those who smoke cigarettes and use other tobacco products.
It reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol. It stimulates the metabolism and increases the brain functions. Drinking it reduces the risk of diabetes type-2. It has a high magnesium content. Magnesium is a water-insoluble mineral that helps to reduce the severity of asthma attack. It has a considerable content of Vitamin B1 or thiamine. Thiamine is a water-soluble vitamin that enables the body to use its carbohydrate intake for energy-use.
It is beneficial in treating and curing breast cancer. Black tea makes breathing easier for people who suffering from shortness of breath. It helps person suffering from intestinal disorder because of the smooth and anti inflammatory effect it has on the intestines.
It helps in preventing tooth decay strengthening the covering of the tooth called enamel. It can be helpful in fighting intellectual and physical fatigue. It contains more caffeine than coffee. The caffeine blocks DHT, the hormone responsible for hair loss. It adds shine and soften hair. It darkens hair and brings the natural shine in hair.
Drinking black tea can help in burning saturated fat in the body and speeds up the recovery from the daily stresses in life. When black tea is applied on the skin, its strong anti-oxidants along with vitamins E & C fight against the free radicals that can cause premature aging. It is used for improving mental alertness as well as learning, memory and information processing skills.