Good reasons to drink tea than coffee
Both coffee diet and tea diet are very popular across the world. They both contain caffeine that help weight loss. However, do you know which of these diet method is better and more healthy? It’s abvious that the answer is tea. Tea has been left a good impression in many people’s mind. The analysis of the specific components in tea is: The chemical composition of tea is combined by 3.5-7.0% of the inorganic and 93-96.5% of organic composition. There is about 27 kinds of Inorganic mineral elements in tea, including phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, magnesium, manganese, fluoride, aluminum, calcium, sodium, iron, copper, zinc, selenium and others. Organic compounds in tea are mainly proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, alkaloids, polyphenols, organic acids, pigments, aroma components, vitamins, saponins, sterols and so on. It contains 20-30% of leaves protein in tea but only about 3.5% can be dissolved. Tea contains 1.5-4% of the free amino acids which has over 20 kinds and most of them are amino acids which are essential to the human body. Tea contains 25-30% carbohydrates but only 3-4% can be dissolved. Tea contains 4-5% of the lipid and it is essential for the body.
The effect of tea to the physiology and pharmacological for the human body could be summarized in the following which is also the 11 reasons of having tea is better than coffee.
1. Diuretic effect. The caffeine and theophylline in tea have a diuretic effect. It is good for the treatment of edema and water stagnation tumor. The effect of detoxification and diuresis by using black sugar water can help to treat acute jaundice hepatitis.
2. Cardiac spasm. Caffeine has positive effect on heart strengthening, antispasmodic and muscle relaxation. It can relieve bronchial spasm and increase blood circulation. It is a good treatment for bronchial asthma, cough and phlegm, myocardial infarction.
3. Inhibition of atherosclerosis. The polyphenols and vitamin C in tea is good for blood circulation and the prevention of atherosclerosis. Therefore, for those who regularly drink tea, the chance of having hypertension and coronary heart disease is relatively low.
4. Antibacterial and antimicrobial effect. Polyphenols and tannic acid in tea has an effect on bacteria. They can solidify the bacterial proteins and thus kill the bacteria. It can be used for the treatment of intestinal diseases such as cholera, typhoid, dysentery, enteritis, etc. The affected areas of Skin sores, festering pus and broken skin can be cleaned with strong tea which can give an anti-inflammatory effect. The same treatment can be applied on issues such as oral inflammation, ulcers, sore throat and it will also give a positive effect.
5. Weight loss. The Caffeine, inositol, folic acid, pantothenic acid and aromatic substances and others in tea can regulate rate of fat metabolism. Especially Oolong tea, it is a good source for dissolving protein and fat. Tea polyphenols and vitamin C can help lowering cholesterol and the fat level within blood. Therefore, drinking tea can lose weight.
6. Anti-caries effect. Tea contains fluoride. Fluoride and calcium in teeth has a great affinity. It became “fluorapatite” which is difficult to dissolve in acid. It is just like to give a protective layer for the teeth so to improve the anti-acid against teeth caries.
7. Inhibit cancer cells. It was reported that flavonoids in tea has varies level for anti-cancer effects. Those which produces the strongest effect are alkali Vitex, morin and catechin.
8. Tea can be soothing, be inspired, enhanced thinking and memory capability. Tea can reduce fatigue, promote metabolism and maintain the normal functions in a human body such as heart and blood vessels.
9. Tea contains zinc which is an essential element for pregnant women. Tea also contains elements which are benefit to the human body.
10. Tea can inhibit aging of cells so lead to longer life.
11. Tea can excite the central nervous system, enhance athletic ability and improve the performance of the athletes.