How drinking tea can lower your blood pressure

Britain’s love of tea is well documented, with most partaking in a cup at least once a day. As well as a tasty beverage, it may also help to significantly reduce your blood pressure, along with many other benefits.

Some Healthy Advice

High blood pressure can lead to serious health issues and needs to be taken seriously. Luckily there is a way you can protect yourself from the risk of heart disease and other problems without changing your daily routine at all. New research at the University of Western Australia has discovered that drinking three cups of black tea a day could reduce heart disease by up to 10 per cent. This also means a reduction in the chance of heart disease and stroke. The benefits are said to come from the the tea’s antioxidants called polyphenols. Black tea also improves the function of the endothelial cells which line blood vessells. Endothelial dysfunctioncan be an early indication of blood pressure change and therefore tea gives your body an extra boost in the fight against heart disease.

The only downside is that the research was carried out on black tea only. Affects with milky tea are unknown, but it seems a small price to pay for your health and happiness.

It isn’t just black tea that is being hailed for it’s healing powers. Take a look at these teas and what they could do for you.

Peppermint tea

Pepermint tea is a good way to settle nausea and abdominal bloating. As well as being re-freshing drink that also freshens your breath.

Ginger Tea

Is a great way to aid digestion and curb vomiting especially during pregnancy. Fresh ginger tea is also known to sooth a sore throat especially combined with lemon juice and honey.

Chamomile tea

If you are ever having problems sleeping, Chamomile tea can be a great sedative due to its calming effects. The tea is made from flowers and is also said to help with coughs and a fever.

Rosehip tea

Rosehip tea is made from the fruit of the rose plant and is a great source of vitamin C. Drinking this tea can give you a quick health boost as vitamin C is essential for the immune system, skin and tissue health.

Milk Thistle and Dandelion tea

Next time you over indulge on a night out, avoid your usual hangover cures and instead enjoy a cup of milk thistle and dandelion tea. Both are a great liver cleanser and will help it regenerate.

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