If you tell any Chinese that in Russia they drink tea with sugar and add milk or lemon to it, then he will be very surprised. If this Chinese is from the south-eastern part of the country, then he will not believe you at all. Our ideas about tea are very different from the Chinese ones. And this is understandable.
The fact is that Chinese tea is exactly “Chinese tea”. This is not even a direction in the culture of tea consumption, but something completely “independent-separate”. Something that in no case can be equated or compared with the usual “black” tea, to which Russia has been so long and so firmly accustomed.
Have you ever wondered what kind of tea most people buy in supermarkets? If you ask the average customer, they’ll probably say something like, ” How’s that? Normal! ” And will be right.
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