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The Teas And Health

The Teas and Health

It is the second drink most ingested after water, described more than 3000 years BC, much appreciated in Asian countries, mainly in China and Japan.

Tea is a combination of hot water mixed with herbs or stems, leaves and fruits.

There are several forms of preparation: the most common is the infusion, but it can also be boiled or boiled. Over time it was found to contain medicinal effects.

In the Western world, he became famous for the Tea Party of the Five of England.

In Japan, tea is more than just a drink. The tea ceremony in Japan is a ritual of long learning, which includes the knowledge of the various varieties of tea, art and etiquette in receiving people on this occasion, arrangements, etc.

We find different forms of tea preparation, including infusion and tea:

  • Infusion: it is the immersion of some aromatic substance with boiling water.
  • Tisane: is when we add medicinal herbs in boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. The fire is then turned off and left to rest for another 15 minutes.

Does Tea Really Do Well To Health?

Tea is the oldest remedy we found: one drinks the medicinal essence contained in the leaf, flower or root of the tea being prepared.

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In this way, yes, tea is good for health - as long as we always remember that it fulfills its specific function in the body and therefore it must be taken correctly and in balanced doses.

Another detail is to know the provenance of the herb, and if really what you are buying is the herb you want.
Make sure there is no fungus in the herbs that are purchased in tents.
Demand the quality seal.

Give importance to those herbs that are grown without pesticides, the organic ones.
You can also opt for grow your herbs to make your own tea.

In the case of processed products, always check the expiration date and the quality seal.

Health-Helping Teas

Teas for Digestion:

  • Boldo
  • Chamomile
  • Fennel
  • Orange peels
  • Pineapple peels

Soothing Teas:

  • Melissa
  • Sweet passion fruit seed
  • Lemongrass
  • Lavender
  • Chamomile

Diuretic Teas:

  • Leather hat
  • Rose hip
  • Avocado leaf
  • Breaking stone
  • Horsetail

Slimming Tea:

  • Green tea*

* Remembering that the first function of green tea is antioxidant and diuretic, and it is also thermogenic, which helps to accelerate metabolism by up to 4 percent.

Tea, Black Tea, Green Tea: Stimulants and Antioxidants

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We can not ignore the tannins that, although they are antioxidants, should not be ingested next to the meals, as they inhibit the absorption of some nutrients.

These substances are present in matte tea, black tea and green tea. These teas should be avoided at night as it contains caffeine and can impair sleep.

Herbal Tea

Mate is produced from holly leaves Ilex paraguariensis, contains theophylline, caffeine and theobromine that are stimulants, and is still digestive and rich in vitamins.

It lowers LDL levels and protects the liver.

Black tea

camellia sinensis

Camellia sinensis

Black tea is produced from the drying of the leaves Camellia sinensis, when its leaves become coppery.

It is what contains the highest caffeine content (teina) among the other qualities of tea.

Some studies point out that black tea can reduce the risk of Parkinson's by up to 71 percent.

It also lowers the risk of diabetes because it mimics the action of insulin, the hormone responsible for maintaining blood sugar levels.

Green tea

Also made from the young leaves of the camellia sinensis.

Some studies suggest that green tea can lower LDL (bad cholesterol) levels, thereby decreasing heart problems.

Rich in antioxidants, it also contains caffeine. Green tea is diuretic.

Oolong tea

This is made from the larger leaves of Camellia sinensis.

Oolong tea is rich in tannin, a potent antioxidant that improves memory and speeds up metabolism.

It is a great stimulant because of the caffeine present in its composition.

Does Laxative Tea Hurt?

tea strainer

Studies show that laxatives can cause intestinal diseases.

Teas such as sacred shell, rhubarb and sene, besides damaging the intestines, can give serious problems with the immune system, so be wise.

Tea Recipes

Yerba mate iced tea with lime

Property: Stimulant

  • 2 liters of water
  • 4 tablespoons dry matted tea
  • Juice of 6 lemons
  • Sweetener (sucralose preference) to taste

Method of preparation:

In a large saucepan, bring the water to a boil.

When it is boiling, add the tea maté and leave for 1 minute, cover and turn off the fire.

Leave the pan covered for about 30 minutes. Then uncover the pan, and let it cool.

Strain the tea and then whisk in the blender with the lemon juice. Beat well until smooth.

Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.

If desired, serve with ice or hot stones.

Lemon balm tea

Property: Soothing natural, relieves stress

  • 1 liter of water
  • 25 grams of lemon balm
  • Sweetener (sucralose preference) to taste

Method of preparation:

Put all ingredients in a jar and bring to the boil. Strain the mixture and serve.

Pineapple Tea

Property: Diuretic, speeds up the metabolism helping in digestion.

  • 1liter of water
  • 3 cloves of cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 piece fresh ginger
  • ½ ripe pineapple
  • Sweetener (sucralose preference) to taste

Method of preparation:

Put all ingredients in a jar and bring to the boil. Strain the mixture and serve.

Mixed Fruit Tea

Property: antioxidant

  • 1 ½ liter of water
  • 1 handful of lemon grass
  • 1 piece of cinnamon stick
  • 2 lemons slices
  • 1 apple
  • 15 strawberry
  • 15 grapes
  • Sweetener (sucralose preference) to taste

Method of preparation:

In a kettle boil the water, put the tea bag, clove and cinnamon.

Turn off the heat after boiling.

Add the remaining ingredients, leave to infuse for 5 minutes and serve.

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