Can Tea Help Reduce Blood Pressure?
Every great beach bod needs healthy blood pressure—and regularly drinking tea can help you obtain it.
While that may sound like something a tea shoppe would say, there are scientific reasons for saying tea can contribute to a healthy lifestyle beyond just helping you lose weight. Tea can help you support healthy blood pressure to prevent life-threatening diseases. In this article, we’ll explain why tea helps your heart in more ways than one.
How Tea Helps Lower Blood Pressure
Your blood pressure is comprised of two factors: the pressure your blood exerts against your artery walls while your heart beats and the pressure exerted when your heart is at rest. People with high blood pressure are at greater risk of heart disease, kidney disease, dementia, strokes, or heart attacks.
So, that’s the bad news. The good news is, you can reduce your chances of experiencing those things through a balanced diet and active lifestyle. Drinking tea can also be a part of those habits.
Here’s why: tea is full of antioxidants called catechins. These antioxidants help prevent inflammation and cell damage and positively affect the protein lining your blood vessels. The catechins in tea relax your blood vessels and improve your blood flow. Even better: the amino acids within tea can help regulate your blood pressure during stressful situations.
Sounds great, right? So what type of tea is best for regulating your blood pressure?
Green tea appears to be the most effective; this isn’t surprising, because green tea is a rich source of those catechins we discussed a moment ago. Black tea also works well for this purpose. And in case you’re wondering, these benefits can be obtained from both caffeinated and decaf drinks.
So, tea can be part of a healthy lifestyle, but it’s not a substitute for one. Drinking tea won’t provide the benefits you’re looking for if you’re not also regularly exercising or eating balanced meals. This beverage is meant to complement your healthy lifestyle, not be the entirety of it.
What We Recommend
Maybe you’re new to tea, but you don’t know where to start. That’s okay! Here are some of our recommended black and green teas you can try:
- Blood Orange. Sweet and tart, this black tea is formed of oranges grown in the Mediterranean. What more could you ask for?
- Berry Medley Decaf. What this black tea lacks in caffeine, it makes up for with pieces of raspberry and Aronia berries.
- Caramel Black Tea. Slightly brisk, this black tea comes from India and includes pieces of caramel.
- Arabian Night. This green tea includes notes of jasmine, sunflower, and stone fruit.
- China Lung Ching. From the eastern province of Zhejiang, this green tea incorporates roasted eggplant. You can also detect Bok choy and toasted walnuts in the aromas.
Ready to Be Healthier?
Drinking tea can help you lower your blood pressure and stay healthy. We invite you to come to our store to try a new cup today!