5 Healthy Reasons to Drink Black Tea

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2.   Black tea fights cancer

Black tea contains a compound called TF-2 that causes cancer cells to die while leaving healthy cells alive. Studies have suggested that black tea is helpful in preventing cancers of the digestive and reproductive systems such as colon cancer, ovarian cancer, and prostate cancer. Another study has shown black tea to reduce the chance of oral cancers even in people who use tobacco products.

According to Cancer.gov, over 50 epidemiologic studies of the association between tea consumption and cancer risk have been published since 2006. Unfortunately some results of tea’s links to fighting against cancer were inconsistent, primarily due to the way the tea was prepared and consumed, what type of tea was used (green or black), the average use of tobacco and alcoholic beverages, each patients’ physical activity and body mass index (BMI) rates. However, MedlinePlus confirms that women who are regular tea drinkers may have a lower risk of developing ovarian cancer than those who drink tea seldomly or not at all.

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