How Tea Lowers Blood Pressure and Increases the Risk of Heart Disease

The results of a recent study in Germany study prove that drinking tea lowers blood pressure and decreases the risk of heart disease. Indeed, black tea had a significant effect on artery dilation and expansion, vital in maintaining normal blood pressure levels.

The important question arises― how can the consumption of black tea protect against high blood pressure? The researchers found that molecular substances in black tea known as catechins help to expand arteries by producing nitric oxide.

Interestingly enough, many tea drinkers in Britain may be unknowingly giving up health benefits to the heart. By adding milk to tea, the German study group discovered that this common habit introduces caseins (proteins found in milk) that block the ability of catechins to dilate blood vessels.

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