7 health benefits of Dirty Chai

From boosting immune function to reducing the risk of cancer, the drink has many pros


Entertainment Desk May 08, 2020

Dirty Chai is a mixture of latte and tea,  prepared with masala black tea, steamed milk, and one shot of espresso that has become a popular item across coffee houses in recent years. Some of the common spices added to the drink are ginger, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom.  It is the preferred drink of people who don’t like the taste of strong coffee yet want the sensation of being up and ready at all times.

However, there is more to Diry Chai than the taste and kick. According to various studies, Dirty Chai is also good for health. As compiled by Pinkvilla, here are the various health benefits of the drink.

1-Boosts immunity

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Black tea is packed with antioxidant properties which can boost our immune system to fight with disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Groups of polyphenols, including catechins, theaflavins and thearubigins, are the main sources of antioxidants in black tea and may promote overall health

2.Tackles diabetes

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Studies suggest that coffee is good for people with Diabetes Type II and black tea can regulate blood glucose levels. So, it can prevent the sudden spike and drop of sugar levels amongst diabetics. According to Healthline  One study in rats examined the role of theaflavins in black tea and the risk of diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. Results showed that theaflavins reduced cholesterol and blood sugar levels

3- Acts against hypertension

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Black tea can also regulate blood pressure in our body and the potassium content in it relaxes the tension in blood vessels and arteries. It is also beneficial for bad cholesterol, i.e. low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL level).

4- Regulates digestion

The polyphenols in the black tea increase good bacteria and reduce harmful ones to improve gut health. It also helps to repair the digestive tract lining.

5- Improves cognitive function

The espresso in the drink is good to enhance memory and to eliminate short-term memory issues. The caffeine helps to make us energetic and increase concentration.

6-Weight loss

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Espresso shots are helpful to reduce sudden hunger pangs which are responsible for obesity and overweight. Caffeine can boost the thermogenesis in the human body which increases the calorie-burning process. Also, theaflavins in black tea can reduce the risk of obesity.

 7-Anti- cancer properties

Moderate consumption of espresso can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, according to some studies.

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