The Health Benefits of Tea

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The Health Benefits of Tea

Nowadays it is difficult to find a person who does not like tea. Moreover, many varieties are now sold for every taste and wealth. In this article, you will learn about the beneficial properties of this drink.

Tea was first discovered in China more than 5000 years ago, at the same time the tradition of tea drinking was formed, more like a philosophical perception of the world. An ancient Chinese legend tells that the Chinese emperor Shen Nang once rested under the trees in his garden, waiting for water to boil for drinking. And then a wild wind plucked several tea tree petals and threw them into a vessel of boiling water. The emperor liked the resulting drink so much that he ordered to collect tea petals and brew tea with them all the time. So tea became the favorite drink of the Chinese emperors.

Tea drinking seems so natural and familiar that it is hard to imagine that tea took root in Russia only during the time of Alexei the Quietest. Now everyone knows that tea is not only a pleasure, but also a great benefit for beauty and health . Tea contains vitamins we need: provitamin A, vitamins of group B, C, K, P, trace elements, essential oil, catechins, theotanine, caffeine.

Cup with green tea on the table. Credit: manusapon kasosod

The infusion of tea has bactericidal and bacteriostatic properties, it is able to kill and suppress a wide variety of bacteria, as well as microbes. It increases immunity, efficiency, drives away the blues and bad thoughts.

Regular tea drinking serves as a prophylaxis against the formation of stones in the liver, kidneys and bladder. Gallstone and urolithiasis, which are increasingly found in Russians, are practically unknown to the Chinese.

Even the doctors of ancient Greece advised obese people to drink tea in order to get rid of obesity. Tea removes toxins, salts, heavy metals from the body. It improves blood composition, has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system, eliminating spasms of blood vessels and normalizing blood pressure, reduces the possibility of internal hemorrhages, and helps the liver and spleen.

Green tea protects the body from the occurrence of tumors, regulates fat metabolism, and slows down the aging process. Infusion of green tea is washed with wounds to avoid suppuration and infection. It is interesting to note that after 2-3 days the infusion becomes even more effective.

Black tea in Russia is more popular than all other teas. The infusion has various shades of brown, golden and dark red, pleasant to the taste. Black tea is welcomed by dentists – it helps to protect teeth from caries, and gums from bleeding.

Tea Ceremony. Credit: gebai

Tea is also an inexpensive, but very effective cosmetic product . So, to cleanse the skin, it is enough to mix 1 teaspoon of green tea with 1 tablespoon of salt (preferably sea salt), and then pour boiling water up to half. Previously, the skin should be lubricated with slightly warm boiled vegetable oil. Then rub the tea mixture into the skin of the face with light circular movements. Wash off with pure green tea infusion and apply moisturizer.

In order to keep the skin fresh and supple for many years, you can make salty ice cubes from lightly salted green tea leaves and regularly wipe the skin of the face, neck, and décolleté with them in the morning.

According to cosmetologists, even if you just wash your face with weak brewing of black tea or medium green tea, the skin will become elastic, elastic, dryness, tightening will disappear, fine wrinkles will smooth out. The face will acquire a pleasant color and velvety.

It is probably not for nothing that tea is served both to guests and business partners. This drink makes people kinder, more sociable, helps to maintain a conversation and find the right solutions. So drink tea for successful work, unfading beauty and good health for many years to come.

Adapted from krasota-i-zdorove/poleznye-svoystva-yablok

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