Top 5 Health Benefits of Drinking Black Tea

If you're someone who enjoys a tall glass of iced tea (or even some warm tea in a mug), here are some things that you might not know about black tea: it's made from the Camellia sinensis plant; it's more flavorful than green, white or oolong tea and it has numerous health benefits.

So, the next time that you're about to make some black tea to drink, think about the following five ways that you will be doing wonders, not just for your taste buds, but your physical well-being too:

Black tea is good for your heart. Do you have high cholesterol? If so, you might want to start incorporating (more) black tea into your diet. Not only have there been studies to support the fact that it will help to expand your arteries so that you can increase the amount of blood flow to your heart, but it also helps to reduce the amount of bad cholesterol in your system; this can result in lowering your risks of heart attacks and strokes.

Black tea helps you to lose weight. One thing that a lot of people don't know is that black tea is basically a fermented version of green tea (which is why it has a stronger color and flavor). Well, in green tea, there is something known as EGCG, which is a chemical that helps to naturally speed up one's metabolism. The higher your metabolism, the easier it is for your body to burn off fat, which ultimately helps you to lose weight.

Black tea can fight the aging process. If you've been looking for some kind of miracle cream that will keep the crow's feet and wrinkles away, the truth of the matter is that it's best to fight aging from the inside out rather than from the outside in. Black tea is loaded with antioxidants and so by drinking it daily, you will be able to naturally retard the aging process.

Black tea helps to prevent tooth decay. Most of us have gone to the dentist at one time or another to have a cavity filled, or perhaps even to undergo a root canal procedure. If you would like a way to keep from having to make that a regular occurrence, black tea can be of great assistance. That's because it contains fluoride, a substance that is found in most toothpaste brands to help keep decay at bay. Of course, you'll need to drink it with as little sugar in it as possible, but it's a great tooth protection remedy whether you drink it or use it as a gargle wash.

Black tea can help to treat diabetes. If you or someone who you know has diabetes, you might want to discuss drinking black tea more often. Aside from all of the other wonderful benefits that is has, another proven health advantage is that it aids in decreasing one's glucose levels. As a direct result, not only are the symptoms of diabetes lessened, but so are the other medical issues that come with having the disease including cataracts and kidney disease. Indeed, black tea is more than just a drink. It's something that can help to greatly improve the quality (and longevity) of your life.