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Drinking green tea in winter days

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Drinking green tea in winter days

We all love to drink hot tea in cold winter days. Tea is one of the oldest known medicine of our grandmothers for relieving the symptoms of flu and colds. Tea is rich in antioxidants and revitalize our bodies when we are exhausted. Hot tea are soothing a sore throat, green and black tea are both rich in polyphenols or plant antioxidants, they both work positive on the human body. Scientific studies have shown that the specific biological activity of polyphenols protect the heart, blood vessels and strengthen the immune system.

It would be a big difference if we would replace the afternoon coffee with a cup of green tea. Canadian experts found out that green tea extracts prevent the propagation of adenovirus (viruses that cause colds). The chemical in green tea called EGCG is there to protect us from viruses. If you start to drink tea at first signs of illness, you may be able to fight with adenovirus. Just one more advice on how to most decrepit tea bag: allow to stand tea bag for 10 minutes in boiling water. Than put some sugar or honey in the tea.

We associate tea for many years with health, especially with anticancer activity because tea contains many antioxidants. Antioxidants work preventive against the entire digestive tract cancer, lungs, pancreas, skin, breasts, kidneys and prostates. In recent years, researchers also discovered anti-virus and anti-bacterial agents that work against a number of harmful intestinal bacteria. All of that substances are usually in white and green tea, tea leafs there are mostly unworked, in black and red tea there are not that many anti-bacterial agents.

How to prepare tea?

The rule for black teas is usually that we need to take for a cup one teaspoon of dried tea leaves and pour over the boilded and than at 70-80 degrees C chilled water. Than we can leave that for 2 to 3 minutes. In the end we can strain the leaves and put some suggar or honey in the tea. Green and white tea are drank without milk. Some people drink their black tea with one or two tablespoons of milk. We can use again already used tea leaves, we just need to prolonge the soaking time for a few minutes.

The quantity of dried parts of tea plants with herbal teas is usually not that important. Usually they pour over the boiled water and allow to take effect in 10 minutes. They are often served with honey and lemon, on which we must be careful that the temperature of the tea is the right one. Vitamins in lemon juice and all active substances in honey are extremely sensitive to high temperature. If you want to use them, we must add lemon juice and honey in lukewarm tea.

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