Different types of tea have been assigned names that match the colors: green, red, black and white. Tea is one of the most popular drinks around the world. In this article, we will deal with black tea. What is the difference between black tea and other types? Is black tea healthy?
Green, red, black and white tea come from the same plant that has been grown in China for centuries. Different properties, taste and appearance of particular types of tea result from another processing of the raw material. In the case of black tea, the leaves undergo four processes: wilting, twisting, fermentation and drying.
Black tea is characterized by a high content of flavonoids, which by neutralizing free radicals, slow down the aging process of the human body. It also contains caffeine, tannins and antioxidants.
The health benefits of drinking black tea include protection against atherosclerosis and heart attack, lowering cholesterol, normalizing blood pressure, strengthening blood vessels, preventing blood clots, preventing cancer, stimulating the secretion of digestive juices, speeding up metabolism, improving skin quality, regulating the sugar content in the blood, improve brain function and facilitate concentration.
To preserve the beneficial properties of tea, drink it without adding sugar.
The benefits of tea can also be used by using it in a slightly different way. Tea wraps soothe burns and soothe acne. Rinsing hair in the tea helps get rid of dandruff and soaking the feet eliminates the unpleasant odor. The tea wrap eliminates puffiness around the eyes.
Contraindications to drinking black tea
Tea in moderate amounts is a very safe drink. Overdose of tea can cause problems with falling asleep, palpitations, headache, muscle tremors, balance problems.