Tea harbors many plant compounds that improve your heart health. Two of the primary beneficial compounds in tea are:
- Catechins: Help activate nitric oxide, which is important for healthy blood pressure. They also inhibit cholesterol synthesis and absorption.
- Quercetin: May improve blood vessel function and lower inflammation.
Many studies associate tea with lower total and “bad” LDL cholesterol, effects on “good” HDL cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.