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Seeing reviewed blogs (very quick) at the homepage submitted 2 or 3 days ago and even 1 day made me decide to finally finish this blog. Haha one year in a making? Hehe joke!

To start with my very first blog for 2017 I would like to do a recap about my performance last year when it comes to blogging.  Luckily (hehe) I was able to submit 12 blogs (only) and were reviewed/rated as follows:

3 blogs with 5 star rating:


 8 blogs with 4 star ratings:


1 blog with 3 star ratings:


From the ratings/comments I got in those 12 blogs plus my personal observation/checking with tens of assorted blogs submitted by other members I can say that, I’m not really that accustomed with how Ms. Hillary and her staff consider/review every blog they receive, I mean I should have mastered formatting and tagging at least so as to get the highest rating every time I submit a blog but unfortunately not, although I also observed that even those high calibre blogger like @jean-beltran still get 4 stars sometimes even if I find her works really worth a 5 stars rating, not to mention her original stunning photos and spectacular videos taken in different places in the beautiful Philippines.  So if I am to review/examine her works I could have definitely given her 5 stars, all of her blogs.  And of course that includes several other members who made a lot of 5 stars blogs in the past but still get lower rating in their other blogs.

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Anyhow, as I have stated before, I came to a point wherein I don’t mind the ratings anymore although of course I could be very sarcastic if I say I don’t like “5 stars” considering the fact that I could get back all the gems I used during submission plus the buzz score and the chance to be featured at the homepage thereby expecting more earnings.  But it’s okay “STARS” here is something I considered a “force majeure” (LOL) something beyond our capacity to decipher, yes, beyond our control.

So here we go with my new subject.  Taken from my friend’s suggestion @soledad-dy, since I got no idea really what to write and I am like too lazy to create a blog since months now but I think I need to, I just bought a crown and I need to make used of it.  I mean you can never expect a higher earnings even if you got that gold crown in your head if you will not submit contents for review.  That’s a fact, hehe.



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Top 10 Health Benefits of Black Tea


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Knowing all those benefits made me quite curious since personally my doctor (Internist) sturdily and repetitively recommend not to consume (eat or drink) black drinks or beverage, which include, cola and coffee, chocolates and yes black tea.  According to him it could induce or elevate my blood pressure which recently was already within the borderline considering my age.

I’m not really sure if you are all aware with those health benefits we could get in drinking a considerable amount of black tea every day, I mean for me I am more accustomed with the benefits of green tea, that means I am hearing a lot about green tea that is why this time I would like to share about the other “color”.



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Since I am working abroad and both coffee and black tea are always available in our tea room, I used to drink both several times in a day.  But I started to streamline my intake of coffee and black tea when my doctor instructed me not to consumed black tea or coffee as it could elevate blood pressure.


Now let’s examine what black tea contain that made it beneficial to the human body.

“Black tea has extremely low caffeine content, which is great for circulation. Fluoride is another content of black tea and thus allows oral and bone health. Black tea, contains flavonoids which are also found in apples. Unlike green tea, black tea, once processed eliminates all antioxidants existing in it.”

I didn’t know about this before, you see when apples are expensive in your place you can actually consume black tea instead to keep the doctors away.  Same benefits with a lesser expense.



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Now I also keep this in mind, over indulging in anything will have a negative consequences, so we should not take black tea more than what is desirable.  But the question is how much or how many glasses of black tea we are supposed to take every day?  Truly different things suit different people and we should not overlook a doctor’s recommendation too, what is certain is that indulging in a cup or two of black tea is in fact a healthy life choice.


What are Black Tea made of?


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“Both green and black tea are made from a shrub called Camellia Sinesis, but with different processing methods. In addition to the leaves being withered, rolled and heated, black tea leaves are fermented before the final heating process, while Green tea is made from tea leaves that are simply steamed and dried soon after harvest”.

So the difference between green and black tea is actually on the method of processing.


How to produce black tea?

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“To produce black tea, leaves are harvested and withered and then crushed, torn, curled, or rolled and allowed to oxidize before being dried. As a result the leaves darken and develop a stronger flavor and aroma.” - www.thekitchn.com

Below are few of the health benefits we could get in having a cup or two of black tea on a regular basis, though it should be noted that it is recommended that black tea should be consumed without any additives like milk or sugar to truly harness its benefits.  This is very important to note, people are fond of adding milk or sugar to their tea and that definitely alter its true purpose or benefits. This is what I observed here in our office and even by myself although this time I am trying not to consume black tea with additives.



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1. Oral Health

For all of us to know, black tea contains Polyphenols which job is to kill and outstrip cavity-causing bacteria. Polyphenols also hinders the growth of bacterial enzymes the enzyme responsible in binding plaque to our teeth.

“Studies funded by the Tea Trade Health Research Association suggests that black tea reduces plaque formation as well as restricts bacteria growth that promotes the formation of cavities and tooth decays”.

2.  A Better Heart

In a study/research conducted in 2009, which encompasses the relationship between taking black tea and the risk of heart attacks/stroke tested from people coming from different country they discover that those who consumed more than 1 cup of black tea every day has lower risk of stroke compared to those who only consumed 1 glass of black tea every day.

“it is seen that regardless of people’s country of origin, individuals who consume 3 or more cups of black tea had a 21% lower risk of a stroke than people who consume less than 1 cup of black tea per day”. 

This really puzzled me because as I mentioned earlier my doctor told me that drinking black tea will increase my blood pressure but based on the study stated above it suggests that I should take more than 1 cup in order for me to get a lower risk of stroke.  Hmm this topic became more interesting to me!


3.  Antioxidants/Cancer Prevention:

As I mentioned earlier black tea contains polyphenols, which also acts as antioxidants this also includes the antioxidants catechins.  This means drinking black 1_tea could help us clean our system from free radicals which could cause damage to cells and could lead to lot of diseases including cancer. Thus drinking black tea may help prevent some type of cancer. This information also suggests that those who consumed a large number of cigarette a day or those exposed to toxic chemicals should drink black tea to help block DNA damage associated with tobacco or other toxic chemicals.

“These antioxidants are different from those obtained from fruits and vegetables and therefore as a regular part of our diet they can provide additional benefits towards a healthy lifestyle.”

“It has been suggested that women who drink black tea regularly have a lower chance of ovarian cancer than their counterparts.”


4.  Healthy Bones

Researchers also found out that drinking black tea on a regular basis could help maintain healthy bones.  This is because of the phytochemicals found in black tea. This means, healthy or stronger bones helps lower the probability of developing arthritis.


5.  Lower Risk of Diabetes

I think people who consumed sweets or other foods that could lead to diabetes should drink black tea on a regular basis.

“Based on a research study conducted of elderly people living in the Mediterranean islands it was discovered that people that had been consuming black tea on a long-term basis on a moderate level (i.e 1-2 cups a day) had a 70% lower chance of having or developing type 2 diabetes.”


6.  Stress Relief

It’s good to know that Black tea also contains the amino acid L-theanine which is responsible in helping us to relax and concentrate better. It helps us slow down after a very long day.  This simply means drinking black tea could help us relieve stress.

“Black tea has also been shown to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol when consumed in moderate amounts on a regular basis”.


7.  Better Immune System

Human as we are we tend to become weak after a very hectic day or after recovering from an illness, I mean these things could normally weaken our immune system.  However we should be grateful to know that black tea also contains alkylamine antigens that help boost our immune response. It also contains tannins that have the ability to fight viruses and therefore keep us protected from colds, stomach flu and other such commonly found viruses.


8.  Healthy Digestive Tract

Aside from improving our immune system, tannins also have a therapeutic effect on gastric and intestinal illnesses and also help decrease digestive activity, this is another reason why we really need to drink black coffee every day.


9.  Increased Energy

Anyone here used to drink some energy or power drink every single day just to make you on the go? Well we should know that unlike coffee and other drinks that have a relatively higher caffeine content, the low amounts found in black tea can help enhance blood flow to the brain without over-stimulating the heart. It even stimulates the metabolism and respiratory system, as well as the heart and the kidneys therefore drinking black tea is the safest way to increase energy without harming some organs in our body.


10.  Happiness Factor

“If a perfect cup of black tea makes you smile and lets your heart indulge a little, then what could possibly be the harm?” 

I really like this phrase, so what are you waiting for?  Go grab a cup of black tea, it will not just give you a lot of health benefits but it will also make you SMILE!


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A simple ordinary person with BIG dreams, willing to sacrifice a little for the sake of my family. Hope to meet new friends here.

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