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5 Reasons to Drink Black Tea

Black Tea is a rich and flavorful tea from the Camellia Sinensis plant.  Unlike its sister teas green tea and white tea, black tea is fermented and oxidized.  It can be consumed “straight up” or with a variety of sweet or savory spices to enhance its natural flavor and nutrients. 

Black Tea contains a healthy dose of nutrients including powerful antioxidants that give it tremendous health benefits.  Today we’re sharing 5 reasons to drink black tea:

  1. Black Tea is good for your Heart: Due to its high antioxidant content, Black Tea is a fantastic drink to improve heart health.  Studies show that Black Tea may reduce plaque build-up in the arteries known as atherosclerosis.  When plague clogs arteries, risk of heart attack and stroke are increased as blood cannot flow properly to and from the heart and brain.  Black Tea may also support blood vessels and reduce risk of endothelial dysfunction, especially in those with coronary artery disease.  Additionally, Black Tea helps combat high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure within a normal range.
  2. Black Tea is good for Digestion: Tannins and other phyto-chemicals found in Black Tea relax the digestive tract and make regular digestion easier.  It helps reduce swelling in the stomach and intestines that often causes digestive distress or disorders.  It can also relieve diarrhea.
  3. Black Tea can boost the Metabolism: Many people drink black tea for weight management purposes because it is low in sugar, sodium, fat and calories.  Plus it has natural caffeine for an even stimulating effect.  This makes Black Tea a natural alternative to many high-calorie, high-sugar energy drinks.  Drinking Black Tea regularly also revs the metabolism, which may help burn through consumed and stored fat and calories.
  4. Black Tea supports the Immune System: Black Tea is bursting with antioxidants that support stronger cells and an elevated immune system.  Over time, cells are burdened by free radicals and other toxins that enter the body through food consumption, unhealthy habits, sun exposure and other environmental factors.  Antioxidants like the polyphenols found in Black Tea, help combat the damage of free radicals.  Oxidation from free radicals can take its toll all over the body including on the immune system, which weakens the body’s ability to fight off infection and disease.  Also, cognition deteriorates over time due to burdened brain cells.  Antioxidants work to reverse this damage and protect cells for healthier, stronger bodies. 
  5. Black Tea is delicious: Many people prefer the taste of Black Tea over green tea or white tea.  The fermentation and oxidation process adds an interesting element to its flavor.  Adding lemon is a great way to increase the cleansing powers of Black Tea.  Also, milk, chocolate, ginger, cinnamon, lemon grass and basil are other common additives to Black Tea to enrich its flavor. 

With all of these reasons and more, we hope you enjoy Zokiva’s all-natural Black Tea!  

 

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