Assam tea benefits are well-known throughout the world. They are derived from the antioxidant content of the tea leaves. Assam tea is a type of black tea known for its robust body, briskness, tart, malty flavor, and bright color. It is typically marketed as “breakfast” teas and some of its common generic names are English breakfast tea, Irish breakfast tea and Scottish breakfast tea.
Benefits of Assam Tea:
The caffeine content of Assam tea affects thinking and alertness. Assam tea helps you stay awake even if you are experiencing an extended period without sleep. The caffeine, however, can cause side effects if consumed in large quantities. Avoid side effects of caffeine, such as headaches, nervousness, irregular heart beat, heart burn and irritability, by drinking fewer than five cups per day.
The phenolic compounds in Assam tea have antioxidant properties and function to reduce the damage of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species on cells and biomolecules. This means Assam tea may be responsible for reducing the risk of cancer, though further research is needed to confirm this. MedlinePlus states that black tea is possibly effective for lowering the risk of ovarian cancer. Preliminary evidence suggests that men who consume more phytoestrogens, which are found in black tea, have a lower risk of getting lung cancer.
The flavonoids in tea improve endothelial function — the function of the lining inside the blood vessels, cardiac valves and other body cavities. According to an article published in the journal “Molecular Aspects of Medicine,” the intake of flavonoids from either green and black tea, including Assam tea, prevents the build up of plaque inside the arteries. Thus, tea is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Some evidence suggests that drinking black tea is also associated with a lower risk of a heart attack.
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