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5 Health Benefits of Black Tea

This month’s Cozy Reader Club box includes some wonderful black tea, which is sure to keep you warm during these cool, early mornings. Some of us prefer our tea with herbs, some with a little sugar, and others with milk or lemon, but either way, black tea is one of our favorite go-to drinks. Not to mention, it’s good for you, especially after a stressful day at work. Black tea is packed with heart-healthy benefits. That’s why we’ve rounded up five simple reasons you should be drinking black tea for your health.

1. Improves Heart Health

Several studies suggest that drinking black tea on a normal basis lowers the risk of cardiovascular disease. Researchers determined that black tea significantly reduced triglycerides, while increasing healthy cholesterol levels.

2. Fights Cancer

Black Tea is known for its antioxidant power, which protects the body from harmful free-radicals, particularly those associated with ovarian and prostate cancer. Black tea’s antioxidants and flavonoids also help to protect our body’s cells from DNA damage, in addition to reducing the chances of women developing atherosclerosis.

3. Eases Digestion Issues

Research has shown that Black Tea can also calm the intestinal lining in cases of upset stomachs and moderate diarrhea. It’s advised to sip plain, black tea in order to experience these benefits.

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4. Boosts Skin Health

Due to its high vitamin content, Black Tea is known as an anti-aging drink. It provides several skin benefits, such as reducing wrinkles, pimples, and pre-mature aging. The antioxidants also help to speed up cell regeneration, which staves off the appearance of aging. Not to mention, Black Tea also decreases chances of developing skin cancer.

5. Lowers Stress Levels

Lastly, research has discovered that Black Tea is a perfect end-of-the-day drink for reducing stress hormones, such as cortisol. Additionally, tea drinkers are able to recover faster after stressful situations, when compared to non-tea drinkers.

So next time you cozy up on the couch with a good book, pour yourself a hot cup of black tea!

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