Health benefits of tea | Benefits you need to know

Huma Qurashi By Huma Qurashi

Here’s some health benefits of tea you should know.

Do you know what the second most consumed beverage in the world is after water? Tea is the answer. Ever wonder how is it the most consumed tea among all others? It is because of its strongest flavor and highest caffeine composition than all other teas.

Health benefits

What benefits does tea offer you?

Tea has a lot of variants and has so many health benefits that now you can consume it guilt-free. Some of these benefits are as follows:

Antioxidant properties

It offers a lot of antioxidants and is thus beneficial for your health. While you can take antioxidants in the form of supplements, but it is beneficial and safe, to say the least, to take them through food.

Boosts heart health

Tea has a lot of flavonoids. When you consume flavonoids daily, you reduce your risks of developing any and all heart diseases. They keep your cholesterol and blood pressure levels in control. They are good for reducing the risk of obesity.

A study found out that if you drink black tea for twelve weeks, your triglyceride levels reduce by 36% and blood sugar level by a good 18% — another study associated taking black tea thrice a day with reduced risk of heart diseases by 11 percent.

Reduces bad cholesterol

There is a concept of good cholesterol and bad cholesterol for human health. Low-density Lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad protein because of its habit of transporting cholesterol to cells all over the body.

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While HDL, the high-density lipoproteins are the good lipoproteins as these transport cholesterol away from the body cells. Now, studies suggest that tea intake can help reduce LDL cholesterol values in the human body.

Improves gut health

Gut health takes a great deal of impact by the kind of bacteria present in the gut. Black Tea has polyphenols that support the health of good bacteria and discourage the growth of bad bacteria. These good bacteria help reduces the risks of severe health conditions.

With daily consumption of black tea, you can save your gut from inflammatory bowel disease. It also helps you get rid of cardiovascular diseases besides cancer. It is safe to say that tea saves your body by promoting good bacteria.

Reduces blood pressure

With growing age, many of you are prone to develop heart and kidney failure risks. Studies suggest that a control group of people drank three cups of black tea every day. The results were amazing. These People had a significant decrease in systolic and diastolic blood pressure levels.

See, even minor changes in your intake patterns can make a great deal of impact on your health.

Reduces blood

Lowers blood sugar levels

Blood sugar levels sometimes increase to harmful levels and transform themselves into fats. Basically, when you consume sugar, your pancreas secretes a chemical that carries sugar to muscles in your body. This chemical is called insulin. The sugar transferred to muscles works as fuel and provides energy. When the amount of sugar goes beyond the energy needs, then it converts to fat.

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The use of insulin needs to be very effective in such a scenario. For this purpose, unsweetened Black tea is very helpful.

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Hi! I'm Huma Qurashi, an international educator and food writer, excited about bringing you traditional Pakistani recipes from across the country.
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