Health benefits of Black Tea
Most often, it is Green Tea that is associated with health and fitness while Black Tea assumes a lower position in this context. However, factual research shows that it does provide a number of health benefits as well. Black tea is rich in antioxidants and can also improve oral health and hygiene. It can also play a role in weight loss and reduce stress levels. Due to the fact that it is an oxidized tea, it has anti-inflammatory properties which can play a role in controlling bad cholesterol levels in the body, prevent cardio-vascular ailments, improve bone density and promote wellness as a whole. Its nature as an oxidized tea is responsible for its health benefits, as flavonoids present in oxidized teas are rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin E. the antioxidants present in Black Tea also play an important role in combating the free radicals in the body.
Black teas from Darjeeling are superior in aiding health and wellness, as they are richer than other black teas in theaflavin and thearubigin, complex compounds known to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood and improve immunity. Assam black teas promote mental alertness and these also contain phenolic compounds with antioxidant properties, but it must be noted that these also have a higher content of caffeine.