If tea is your beverage of choice, there's more reason to enjoy your cuppa now. Researchers believe that tea can help lower blood pressure, and that certain compounds in black and green tea can help relax the blood vessels and activate ion proteins in the blood vessel walls.
White tea harvested from the young buds of the tea plant is the least processed variety of loose leaf tea. The flavonoids in white tea are good for your heart because they help dilate the arteries by thinning the blood, lower blood pressure, and protect your heart, and your circulatory system.
Stress and anxiety can cause cortisol levels to spike which increases blood pressure and heart rate. Herbal teas can reduce anxiety, and help you sleep better. Chamomile, mint, lavender, and rose are some of the best herbal teas to help reduce anxiety and stress. It's a warm hug when you need it.
Adding some exercise to your daily routine can control or modify the risk factors to your heart because it improves the muscles ability to pull oxygen out of the blood by reducing the need for the heart to pump more blood to the muscles. Exercise also reduces stress hormones that put an extra burden on your heart. It works like a beta blocker to slow the heart rate and lower blood pressure and it increases high-density lipoprotein (HDL) "the good" cholesterol and helps control triglycerides.
Be good to your heart and enjoy your time with tea!