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Black vs Green
Black or green, tea is brimming with heart-healthy
Compounds in green and black teas have a healthful impact on
several markers of heart disease risk, but debate continues as to which kind of
tea is healthiest.
Recent research suggests it may be a dead heat. In a
study, green and black tea appeared equally protective against fatty arterial
Black, oolong, and green
teas are made from leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference
between green and black tea is the level of oxidation the tea leaves experience
during processing. The longer tea leaves experience oxidation, the darker they
Research suggests oxidation levels probably have little
influence over the amount of heart-healthy flavonoids different teas contain,
although there may be some variation. A recent animal study suggests both green
and black tea may produce similar improvements in blood vessel health.
According to the researchers, the average 150-pound person would have
to drink two 5-ounce cups of green or black tea daily to get heart-health
benefits similar to those achieved in the animal study.
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