Good news for tea drinkers! New research proves that drinking black tea can help your body deal with the harmful long-term effects of stress. More specifically, black tea appears to help the body reduce levels of cortisol, a hormone the body produces after stressful situations, which has been linked to the onset of heart disease.
So, while drinking tea doesn’t appear to help the actual stress levels we experience, it can bring those harmful cortisol levels back to normal, faster. Researchers aren’t yet sure which ingredients in the tea were active in combating cortisol levels, but you can bet this subject will be researched further. In the meantime, if you’re dealing with stressful situation make sure to take time for a nice hot cup of tea. Grandma apparently knew what she was talking about.
Author by Brigitte Dale