Have time for a cup of tea? After seeing our list of health benefits and our tasty summer-loving recipe for a Georgia Peach slushie, you’ll want to make time!
From polyphenols, which neutralize free radicals, to heart-healthy flavonoids, gut health, and more – discover why the world’s most popular tea is worthy of a toast!
More than just perks, our list features Healthline’s Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Black Tea by Autumn Enloe, MS, RD, LD.
It’s Antioxidant Strong!
Thanks to the polyphenols, which are strong antioxidants that neutralize free radicals, drinking black tea does the body good! And, because free radicals can lead to cell damage, like those that cause cancer, the body relies on a balance of antioxidants and free radicals to function correctly. So, while black tea alone can’t cure cancer, it may help slow certain types of cancer.
Black tea also contains flavonoids, which benefit heart health. In fact, according to Enloe’s article, regular consumption of flavonoids may help reduce many heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, elevated triglyceride levels, and even obesity.
May Help Blood Pressure
Left unchecked high blood pressure can increase one’s risk of a heart attack, stroke, and other life-threatening conditions. Consuming black tea regularly, along with incorporating a healthy diet, exercise, and stress management, may help those with high blood pressure by reducing their LDL levels.
Improve Gut Health
The polyphenols that black tea contains may help promote good bacteria while halting the bad bacteria in the gut. Our gut health not only impacts how we feel, but according to Enloe, some studies suggest that the gut’s bacteria type may play a part in reducing the risk of certain health conditions from IBD and type 2 diabetes to cardiovascular disease, obesity, and even cancer.
May Lower Blood Sugars
Excessive sugar consumption, like those found in sweetened beverages, has been found to raise sugar levels which can lead to a host of health conditions and increase your risk for type 2 diabetes. Following a meal or snack, black tea may help lower blood sugar (or what’s also known as postprandial glucose). Furthermore, according to Enloe, some studies suggest black tea may enhance the use of insulin in the body.
With all of the benefits black tea delivers, it’s no wonder it’s the most consumed tea around the world! In fact, according to the World Tea Export Council, black tea makes up 75% of all tea drinkers.
Ready to add black tea to your diet this summer? Try our delicious ElevaciTea® Georgia Peach! With nootropics that bring the happy factor, long-lasting energy, appetite control, and of course antioxidants, it’s your soon-to-be favorite go-to beverage!
Southern Georgia Peach Tea Slushie Recipe
Turn a glass of tea into a summer-loving slushie with minimal effort!
• 12 oz water
• 1 scoop Georgia Peach
• 1 cup frozen peaches (optional)
• 1 tsp lemon juice
Blend all ingredients together until desired consistency. More water can be added, if desired. Pour into a glass, and garnish with a lemon round slice. Enjoy your frosty and healthy beverage!