Written by Amal Allam
Sunday, May 21, 2023 10:38 AM
The world celebrates International Tea Day on May 21 of each year, as tea is a drink made from the Camellia sinensis plant, and it is the most consumed drink in the world after water. It is believed that tea consumption began in northeastern India, northern Myanmar and southwestern China, but there is evidence that Tea began to be consumed in China 5,000 years ago, according to the United Nations.
Drinking tea may have health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and weight loss benefits, and it also has cultural significance in many societies.
Are there health benefits to drinking tea?
Tea is a popular beverage around the world. It is a refreshing beverage with a range of different types and flavours. It is considered an important beverage in many different cultures. With no calories, tea is a great addition to a low-calorie diet, according to the website. WebMD.
Caffeine levels in tea vary depending on the type you drink, but in general, tea contains less caffeine than coffee. One cup of black coffee contains 96 mg of caffeine, the same amount of black tea contains 47 mg, and green tea contains only 28 mg. Popular herbal teas such as ginger or peppermint do not contain any caffeine.
Tea is also associated with a lower risk of many diseases, including cognitive problems, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and more. But there may be many other nutrients and minerals in tea that you may not be aware of, which contribute to various aspects of your health. . Here’s what you need to know.
Here are the nutritional facts for one cup of tea.
Fat: 0 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Sodium: 7 mg
Total carbohydrates: 1 gram
Sugars: 0 g
Protein: 0 g
Important nutrients and minerals found in many types of tea include the following: Flavonoids, Catechin, Polyphenols, Potassium, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Copper, Zinc, Calcium, Fluoride
However, it is important to note that many of these minerals are only found in trace amounts. The dehydration and boiling process involved in making tea and tea leaves removes many of the available nutrients.
The health benefits of tea..
Not only is tea refreshing and delicious, making it a good water substitute, but the nutrients and minerals available can contribute to improving your overall health. While drinking tea on its own is not a solution or cure for any health condition, it can easily be incorporated into a healthy diet. Here are some important health benefits of tea.
Black tea contains antioxidants, which have health benefits for your body. One study found that it helps relieve hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol) when you include it in your diet..
Reduce the risk of high blood sugar.
The same study showed that theaflavins and therubigins from black tea also contribute to reducing the risk of developing hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar..
Reduce the risk of cancer..
Green and black tea also contain important polyphenols, which are micronutrients found in plant foods. tea By healthy regulation of cancer cell growth and survival, which leads to a lower risk of cancer.
Better sleep quality and lower risk of depression.
Some types of tea are consumed to help people unwind at the end of the day so they can sleep better and relax. Tea has been found to help postpartum women sleep better and relieve depression.
Tea production and processing is a major means of subsistence for millions of families in developing countries, and a basic source of livelihood for millions of poor families living in less developed countries..
The tea industry is a major source of income and export earnings in some of the poorest countries, and it provides employment opportunities as a labor-intensive sector in remote and economically disadvantaged areas in particular. Tea has an important role in rural development, poverty reduction and food security in developing countries as it is one of the most important cash crops.
International Tea Day..
We reiterate the call of the Intergovernmental Panel on Tea for further efforts to increase demand, particularly in tea-producing countries where per capita consumption is relatively low, as well as to support efforts to address the shortfall in per capita consumption in importing countries. The General Assembly declared May 21 World Tea Day, and this day aims to promote actions and implement activities in support of the sustainable production and consumption of tea, and raise awareness of the importance of tea in combating hunger and poverty..
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