Already 500 000 years ago, people have been brewing the leaves in hot water and it is unknown whether they liked just the resulting broth the taste or they already knew about the beneficial properties of the drink. And whatever the reason, the tea party has long since become a global phenomenon.
What are the ingredients in green tea?
In order to understand what is the action of tea on human health, it is first necessary to understand that the drink contains.
• Drink contains a lot of polyphenols – a chemical substance having the properties of an antioxidant, and which gives the tea a bitter taste.
• 6 main polyphenol in green tea known to us under his name – catechins. This substance in green tea is much more than, for example, in a black Chinese tea.
• The most active catechins in the beverage is epigallocatechin (EGCG).
• The drink also contains alkaloids, for example, caffeine (black Continue reading
Cocoa from this cocoa powder improves health, mood and skin
Bitter cocoa powder, the basis of such wonderful treats, like chocolate, is very useful for health. This is often overlooked, because cocoa is also a member of chocolates and various high-calorie sweets.
However, by itself, cocoa powder surprisingly low in calories and rich in fiber and is a powerful source of antioxidants. But mixing cocoa powder with hot skimmed milk
and slightly sweetened, you get tasty, low-calorie, antioxidant-rich drink.
Cocoa contains flavonoids
Flavonoids are plant compounds powerful sources of antioxidants, which destroy free radicals that cause cell death and mutations, and are considered a powerful weapon against cancer.
Flavonoids at different concentrations found in most wild plants and serve the healing of injuries and deter pests. Perhaps this is the reason Continue reading
Not tea tea. In this strange at first glance phrase is an unusual collection of exclusive drinks, which gives a chance to fans of diversity to find new passions. Infusions of herbs, leaves, bark or flower petals has been venerated tea and gourmet for the delicious taste and numerous medicinal properties.
The most famous among not tea maté teas . South American analogue of the traditional drink. Made from the leaves or young shoots of the common in those parts of the tree of Holly Paraguayan, he has a peculiar bitter
taste, delicate aroma and the ability to positively affect the psychological state. Fans of the rituals should buy and farm tools for the Mat: decorative patterns of the Calabash, a vessel for freshly brewed infusion and a silver bombilla, a special tube through which it is customary to drink this magic potion. But to assess the true taste «Paraguay tea”, it is important to come to making it. For this dry leaf was first Continue reading