I love a cup of tea in the morning but sometimes feel pressured to switch to Green Tea...until now ...
Until recently, tea research has focused on green tea, but if like me you are not partial to Green Tea and you love a nice cup of black tea with milk in the morning then fear not....
Recent studies indicate the compounds contained in black tea do more than contribute to its dark colour and distinctive flavour. They also provide health benefits originally attributed solely to green tea.
Both black and green tea have the same level of antioxidants, the only difference lies in the type.
2 cups of Black Tea has antioxidants equal to 7 glasses of Orange Juice or 1 glass of Red Wine or 6 Apples!
A study of over 3,000 adults in Saudi Arabia - where black tea is favoured over green - found that regular consumption of the dark brew can reduce the risk of coronary heart disease by fifty percent.
Consuming five servings of black tea per day reduced “bad” LDL cholesterol by 11.1 percent and total cholesterol by 6.5 percent in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults
In 2006 evidence” published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers concluded that black tea generally had a positive effect on health, and consumption of more than three cups of black tea a day was associated with risk reductions for coronary heart disease
So it looks like there is no need to worry about depriving yourself of possible health benefits if black tea is your beverage of choice.
Put the kettle on Polly!
Partial Information gathered from Tea Association of Canada, who conduct scientific research into the health benefits of tea