Green tea appeared on our shelves recently, but managed to find its admirers also because it ravpisyvayut as a storehouse of nutrients and health elixir. What say spetsialichty from the East, where the tea is traditionally grown health.
Cancer Research Center, experts in Japan for ten years surveyed 9000 people and found that those who drank 9-10 cups of green tea a day, lived an average of five - seven years longer than those who drank less than three cups. In addition, it was found that there was a 25-30% lower among green tea lovers of all kinds of cancer cases. The Japanese believe that this tea - a cure for cancer and reduces tumor growth.
Professor Chen Tsikunov from the Institute of tea in China, said that tea, especially green, - an effective tool against radiation sickness. And if you are looking for a long time color television, the green tea neutralizes the harmful effects of radiation from the TV screen.
Green tea significantly accelerates the decomposition of cholesterol and fat (which is atherosclerosis, heart disease); Regular use of it maintains the elasticity of blood vessels, prevents fatty liver, inhibits the general aging of the body. In addition, it reduces the weight, pressure, salt washes. No wonder Japan among all developed countries, is the last of Hypertension.
Green tea has a greater physiological activity and helps in hepatitis and rheumatism, tones the muscles of the heart. It consists of iodine, potassium, copper, vitamins C1, B1, B2, PP, K, they reinforce vessel walls and possess a strong antibacterial effect.
When brewed green tea is much more minerals than black, and in particular a lot of zinc, which is very useful for pregnant women. Zinc - a very important element for the development of the fetus and has besides anti-cancer properties. If nausea urge pregnant women to chew well dry leaves of green tea and use this remedy for motion sickness and seasickness.
Japanese advised to brush their teeth guschey green tea because it contains fluorine, which, in conjunction with the general bactericidal properties prevent destruction of tooth enamel. If immediately after the feast of strong drink several cups of green tea - a hangover will not be.
However, green tea has its negative sides. For example, large amounts of purines, which form in the body of toxic urea. The abundance of purines causes a disturbance metabolism, urea bad comes out of the body. Of its salts needle crystals formed, which then causes gout. Those who suffer from chronic diseases such as arthritis and rheumatism, feel better, when they stop to drink tea or coffee.
Stimulating substances tea - caffeine, theobromine, theophylline - are equally in green tea. Therefore, strong tea may be unfavorable for the heart, stimulates the nervous system. Caffeine is tricky, because the body quickly gets used to the stimulation and requires it in all higher doses. Abuse of strong tea, including green, face insomnia, morning sickness, increased irritability, premature fatigue.
Furthermore, green tea grows in distant regions are not so useful for each organism. Thus, the green tea is produced from the same raw material, and black, and retains its color not only in a dry form, but also in the infusion. Green tea is not tea-specific smell and taste. This drink green color with a golden tint and a subtle aroma of fresh dry hay, strawberry leaf and citrus.
Japanese green tea is prepared like this: fill a few pinches of tea leaves into the teapot and pour very hot water, but not boiling water, because it supposedly kills the taste. Then infuse tea (green tea is brewed approximately twice as long as black tea), pour into cups. Sugar and milk green tea incompatible. It is better to drink it with honey. Green tea can brew two or three times.
Another way to correct brewing green tea: take 0.5 teaspoons of leaves per cup of water. Its temperature should be no higher than 70`S. Tea fill with water in three steps. First, a third volume of the kettle, after 1-2 minutes - half the pot, and two minutes later - on trichetvertyh volume. Infuse for two minutes. He drank from the kettle half, add the rest of the hot water.
Ayurveda (Indian medicine) advises not to drink a lot of tea before eating, especially hot, because it burns food juices and impairs digestion. Drinking tea much hot, especially in the hot season, is harmful for people with the hot kind, and young.