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4 Teas to Try for Better Health (Page 2)

Black Tea

1. Black Tea

People who drank 20 ounces of plain black tea daily over 15 weeks improved markers of heart health and decreased their fasting blood glucose, lowering their risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in Preventive Medicine in May 2012. Researchers think the catechins in black tea help keep your heart healthy by lowering triglycerides (fatty compounds found in your blood) and arming your body with antioxidants (which fight cell-damaging free radicals). With more caffeine than other teas, black tea may also help keep you on your toes. In another study, people given a cup of black tea were more focused and accurate at detailed tasks.

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