Black Tea Benefits

Contains Antioxidant

Consuming antioxidants may help decrease the risk of chronic disease and improve your overall health.

Heart Health

Black tea contains flavonoids and this ingredient has beneficial effects on heart health. Through several studies, regular drinking of black tea may help reduce the risk of heart disease.

May lower “Bad” LDL Cholesterol

LDL and HDL are two types of lipoproteins which carry cholesterol throughout the body. Studies have shown that black tea may help reduce LDL levels. High LDL levels increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Gut Health

Trillions of bacterial and the immune system is housed in the gut. Polyphenols and antimicrobial properties found in black tea may help improve gut health and immunity.

Blood Pressure

Consuming black tea on a daily bases may help decrease systolic and diastolic blood pressure. This research however is mixed.

Reduce the Risk of Stroke

Insulin is a hormone that is secreted when you consume sugar. Black tea is a non-sweetened beverage that can help improve the use of insulin and reduce blood sugar.

Reduce Risk of Cancer Cell

The polyphenols in black tea may help fight cancer cells in the body. Although consuming black tea will not cure cancer, it may help decrease the cancer cell development.

Improvement in Focus

Some properties in black tea may help improve focus due to the caffeine content and the amino acid called L-theanine. The amino acid increases the alpha activity in the brain, which can help improve focus and alertness.

 

Mango Benefits

Digestion

Mangoes could help facilitate healthy digestion due to the enzymes that aid in the breakdown of digestion of protein and fibre, which keeps the digestive tract working efficiently.

The dietary fibre also may help lower the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes.

Gut Health

The mango flesh contains prebiotic dietary fibre, which helps feed good bacteria in the gut. A leaky gut, apart from poor digestion results in skin conditions like IBS, asthma, slow metabolism and other health issues.

Boosts Immunity

Contains two-third of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant that can help boost immune system and prevents cold/flu.

Promotes Eye Health

Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene that helps in the production of Vitamin A. This is also a powerful antioxidant that may help improve vision, boosts overall eye health and even prevent age-related macular degeneration of loss of vision.

Lowers Cholesterol

Mango consumption could lower cholesterol levels. The high levels of the pectin fibre could bring down the low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol) which causes plaques in the vessels and blocks blood flow.

Clears Skin

Skin friendly Vitamin C and Vitamin A is found in Mangoes. These are two crucial vitamins to maintain healthy skin and skin repair.

Weight Loss

Phytochemicals in the mango skin act as natural fat busters.

 

Marigold Flowers Benefits

Lowers Inflammation and Free Radical Damage

The natural cytotoxic, hepatoprotective and spasmogenic herb which has been demonstrated in both animal and human experiments have been shown to lower C-reactive protein and cytokine levels.

Muscle Cramp & Spasms

Calendula’s antispasmodic actions are beneficial for relieving muscle spasms, “charley horse” pains, stomach cramps and PMS/menstrual cramps. Marigold is able to decrease cramping by improving blood flow to the painful area and lowering inflammatory response.

The florets can be consumed in tea form to help ease digestion internally and improve liver health or applied over the abdomen in ointment/extract form in order to seep into tense muscles through the skin.

Marigold Consumption:

Dried marigold flowers can be used in tea as the dry flower petal can be boiled. It is much more common to use the flower as ain ointment, though certain remedies are taken by mouth, such as the listed.

Cross References:

Black Tea Benefits Research Reference

Marigold Flower Inflammation and Radical Research (1)

Marigold Flower Inflammation and Radical Research (2)

Marigold Flower Muscle Cramp & Spasms Research

 

 

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