A study done at American Heart Association – New Orleans, have found that the tea drinkers have a far lower risk of heart attack.
Black tea expands and relaxes the arteries thereby increasing flow of blood to the heart.
The study was conducted over a period of 8 weeks and involved about 50 participants (both men and women) with coronary artery disease.
They were made to drink 4 cups of either black tea or just plain water for about four consecutive weeks.
The arteries of a healthy person release nitric oxide which causes the arteries to dilate. But persons suffering from coronary disease do not produce as much nitric oxide.
The research revealed that drinking tea reversed this abnormality whereas drinking water did not have any sort of effect on the people.
What is black tea?
Tea without sugar is called as black tea. In India and Middle-east black tea is also referred to as 'sulemani chai'.
Both black and green tea are beneficial for the heart, according to latest researches in this field. They can both act as good antioxidants, freeing the body from harmful toxins.
Consuming black tea can also increase the amount of favanoids in the blood. The high levels of anti-oxidant seem to lower cancer rates too. It can also fight bacteria in the mouth and prevent tooth decay.
Brief History of Black Tea:
Black tea has a history of being used for medicinal purposes since ancient times, much before it became a breakfast tea.
It has long been an article of trade. Compressed bricks of black-tea even served as a form of de-facto currency in Mongolia, Tibet and Siberia into the 19th century.
This was traditionally the only tea known to western culture; though green tea has started to catch on somewhat, still black accounts for over 90% of all the tea sold in the West
Few more benefits of drinking black tea are :
1. Helps relieve diarrhea
2. Lowers cholesterol level
3. It can help in making breathing easy for people suffering from asthma.
4. Helps maintain blood pressure to normal levels.
5. Has a therapeutic effect on gastric and intestinal problems.
Wow! Amazing, is not it? Just think how much useful black tea can be for our body.
From now on, should not we start the habit of drinking it on regular basis – like 2 cups daily? It is advisable to drink black-tea without sugar.