Drinking tea regularly can protect one from age-related cognitive decline.
Would you like to know how tea actually helps to boost brain health?
Tea has caffeine and L-theanine that increases alertness and focus of the brain. According to the study,it helps reduce cognitive decline and prevent conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Apart from brain health, tea consumption, especially green tea, can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. “Green tea has the highest quantity of polyphenols and catechins; it is also rich in antioxidants which helps in cardiovascular health, boosting metabolism and reducing weight.
Comparing to coffee,tea has lesser caffeine which helps boost one’s mood. It has the ability to reduce the risk of heart diseases and stroke. It also aids in weight loss and bone health.
However, it depends on how one drinks their tea. If it is loaded with a lot of sugar, honey or milk, or if the tea is brewed a lot, the benefits are lost in the process.
Right way to make a perfect cuppa
Add tea leaves to boiling water and switch off the burner. Cover the lid and let the leaves brew in the hot water for a few minutes before adding milk and sugar. Mix the decoction and milk separately, don’t allow them to boil on the gas burner.
Can drinking tea in an empty stomach cause acidity?
If the tea is brewed a lot or has ginger in it, it can lead to acidity. However, just the decoction water with few drops of milk added to it, is not acidic.
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