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Tips for drinking tea

It is not favorable to drink tea before going to bed.

For a lot of people, falling asleep becomes rather difficult after taking tea before going to bed. It can seriously affect the state of mind the next day. Those who have a nervous breakdown or insomnia should especially note this point.


Do not take a large amount of tea during meals

It doesn't matter much that you drink a small amount of tea before or after a meal, but if you take a great amount of tea or drink the tea which is much too strong, it will affect the absorption of a lot of constant elements (such as calcium, etc.) and trace elements (such as iron, zinc, etc.). You should pay special attention not to drink milk or other dairy products along with tea at the same time. The theophylline and tannic acid can react with the calcium in dairy products and form insoluble calcium salt, greatly reducing the nutritional value of dairy products.


Do not drink tea after alcohol1

After drinking, the ethanol goes through the gastrointestinal tract into the blood streams and conerted to acetaldehyde in the liver. Acetaldehyde will further convert into acetic acid and then breaks down to carbon dioxide and water. If one drinks tea after alcohol, the theophylline can rapidly exert diuretic effect on the kidney, thereby making the acetaldehyde which has not yet been decomposed prematurely get into the kidney. Acetaldehyde has relatively big stimulative effect to the kidney, so it will affect kidney function. Those who often drink strong tea after alcohol are vulnerable to kidney disease. Not only that, the ethanol can be very irritating to the cardiovascular vessels, and tea have the function of invigorating the heart, which has doubled the harm.

Tea is not as fresh as possible

Form the nutrition perspective, the nutrient composition of fresh tea leaves is not necessarily the best, because the so-called tea leaves, without being kept for a period of time, there will be substances let in the leaves which can exert bad effects on the body, such as polyphenols, alcohols, aldehydes which have not been completely oxidized. Taking fresh-leafed tea can cause diarrhea, abdominal distension and other adverse reactions. For patients with gastric acid deficiency or elderly patients with chronic gastric ulcer, fresh-leafed tea can stimulate the gastric mucosa, cause gastrointestinal discomfort and aggravate the condition.



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