Black tea lowers blood pressure – Scientists bring good news, especially for all lovers of drinking black tea. Namely, they discovered that 3 cups of black tea a day can have a significant effect on blood pressure. Tea is, right after water, the second most popular drink in the world. This statistical value is great because tea and water are the healthiest drinks. Blood pressure measurement consists of 2 values, the first is systolic, which shows the height of pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts and discharges blood into the aorta. The second is diastolic, which shows the amount of pressure that remains in the arteries between beats when the heart relaxes and when it fills with blood. In a small study, 95 Australian participants between the ages of 35 and 75 were divided into two groups. One group drank black tea and the other a placebo with the same taste. After 6 months, researchers found that people who drank black tea had a 2 to 3 mmHg drop in systolic and diastolic blood pressure.
However, it is important to understand that black tea will not cure the consequences of unhealthy habits. There is evidence that the antioxidant properties of tea help protect heart health, but more research is needed to better understand the effects of black tea. In the meantime, reduce your salt and alcohol intake, increase your fruit and vegetable intake and get more exercise. In this way, you will certainly prevent and reduce high blood pressure.