Black Tea and Its Health Benefits
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Black Tea and Its Health Benefits

Many people believe black tea comes mainly from China, but this is not true. Black tea mainly grows and comes from India.

A popular tea that everyone seems to be familiar with is black tea. However, in China, Japan and Korea black tea is known as red tea. This delightful tea contains more caffeine than herbal teas such as green tea, but has a stronger flavor to it which is why many add sugar, cream, honey or milk into it to help give it a sweet flavor instead of a bitter one. However, many people are unaware of the health benefits this tea can actually provide to our bodies naturally.

What is Black Tea and Where Does It Come from

Black tea comes from the leaves of the camellia sinsensis plant, which grows in fields in India, China and Sri Lanka. The leaves are picked from the plant and processed with heat right away before they become too oxidized. Sometimes the leaves are picked and placed on a screened drying wrack where the air moves freely so they can become dried out naturally.  However, sometimes allowing the black tea leaves to dry naturally does not always work due to how fast they oxidize and become moldy due to humidity. Once the black tea leaves are processed properly, they are used to make black tea bags or loose black tea leaves.

Nutrients in Black Tea and Their Health Benefits

The potent nutrients found in black tea are the caffeine and potent antioxidants known as polyphenols. These potent nutrients help destroy free radical cells in the body that cause aging, illnesses, cancers, diseases, inflammation, infections and allergies. Other antioxidants in this tea that help fight off and destroy free radical cells are thearubigins, catechins, and epicatechins. These antioxidants in black tea also help prevent DNA damage due to toxins, chemicals and pollutants in our environments such as cigar smoke, clearers and molds.

Who Benefits from Drinking Black Tea

Everyone benefits form drinking 3 to 4 cups of black tea daily. Those who suffer from fatigue can find relief from it by simply having a couple cups of black tea each daily. Those looking for a natural way to prevent heart disease naturally need to start sipping on this tea daily. For those of you who hate eating your daily serving of vegetables and fruit should consider drinking black tea to get the health benefits from it because it contains 10 times more antioxidants in it than fruits and vegetables alone. For those of you who are looking for a natural way to improve your metabolism and alertness have some black tea in the afternoon with some honey.

Common Health Conditions Black Tea Can Help Treat Naturally

We all suffer from headaches, memory loss now and again, and digestive discomforts, but drinking a cup of hot black tea can help treat a headache, improve memory loss and relieve digestive discomforts naturally. Those of you who know you do not take good care of your teeth should start drinking this tea daily to help prevent tooth decay. Now those of you out there who get kidney stones can help prevent them naturally by drinking several cups of black tea a day because black tea is a natural diuretic that helps keep urine flowing freely throughout the day.

Precautions with Black Tea

Women pregnant should not drink black tea because it has been known to increase miscarriages and caffeine withdrawals in newborn babies. Those of you who suffer from anemia will not want to drink this tea because it can cause iron deficiencies. People with irregular heartbeats should not use black tea to improve their health because it can cause heart problems. Those of you who have diabetes drink black tea with caution because it can make the blood sugar dip to low. Black tea can also act as a natural estrogen so those of you who are prone to breast cancer and ovarian may not want to drink this tea since it can make these conditions worse. People with osteoporosis will not want to consume black tea on a daily basis because it flushes the calcium out of the body rapidly and the bones need as much calcium as possible to help keep them strong. If you do not have any of these conditions black tea is safe to drink and can help improve your health greatly.

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Very informative.thanks for sharing