Tuesday 07 September 2021
Written by: Amira Helmy
A cup of tea is one of the most important main drinks in most Egyptian homes, until it has become a constant guest on the stomachs of many daily, but have you ever thought about what happens to the brain when consuming it daily?
In a new study published by the British newspaper Daily Mail, drinking a cup of tea daily has many benefits, as it enhances mental abilities and improves performance in creative tasks, in addition to it comes with cognitive and health benefits, including living a longer life without diseases.
Psychologist Li Wang, who conducted the study at Peking University, said: “The results showed that tea can help improve mental performance when faced with a particularly challenging task and help people continue to perform that task without getting tired.”
The study was conducted on 100 people divided into two groups, the first got tea, while the second group drank only water.
The researchers said, “Participants in the tea group were happier and more interested in the task than those in the water group,” stressing that “the results have important practical significance for those who are involved in creative work or those exposed to fatigue while performing their work.”
In the study, researchers found a link between drinking tea and an increased ability to solve problems consistently as people moved into the latter half of their tests.
In addition to this, there are some advantages of black tea, which we present to you, according to what the “thelist” website mentioned.
Fighting bad breath
Because of the polyphenols in tea, they generally kill bacteria in the mouth, but keep in mind that if you add dairy to it, it might change the equation a bit.
– Helps lose weight
Drinking a few cups of tea a day may help you shed unwanted weight, as it has been shown to temporarily reduce appetite.
– Fights oral bacteria
If you’re prone to sore throats, a daily cup or two of tea can help ward off bad breath, as the same polyphenols that fight bad breath fight bacteria that can cause sore throats.
– Strengthens tooth enamel
Tea is a natural source of fluoride, and the tannic acids in tea naturally help strengthen tooth enamel and are a natural defense against cavities.
This does not mean that you should in any way rely solely on drinking tea to keep your mouth healthy, drinking tea is simply a plus on your daily regimen.
– Reduces the risk of heart disease
Tea is a good source of a group of phytochemicals called flavonoids, which may help reduce inflammation, lower bad LDL cholesterol and also reduce the risk of heart disease.
That’s not all either, as regular consumption of black tea has been shown to slightly reduce blood pressure.
– Improves focus
You may have heard that a human’s attention span has been reduced to eight seconds, one second shorter than a fish. Fortunately, if you drink tea every day, you can help, as L-theanine is an amino acid that’s actually unique in tea, which may improve attention by relaxing the brain.
– Helps in digestion
Drinking a cup a day can help control some of these problems, as the tannins in the tea can calm the intestinal tract, which can reduce stomach upset and diarrhea.
Polyphenols also promote the growth of good bacteria and prevent the spread of bad bacteria such as salmonella and H. pylori.
– May reduce the risk of cancer
One cup can be on the list of preventive measures against cancer, as polyphenols have antioxidant properties that help prevent the formation of certain types of cancer cells.
Of course, you shouldn’t rely on drinking black tea alone to protect you from illness, or consider it a form of medicine.
– May reduce stroke risk
If you drink four or more cups of tea each day, your risk of stroke is reduced by 32 percent.
Increase your antioxidant levels
Antioxidants are an important part of your diet, providing you with a variety of health benefits. Antioxidants can help remove cells that have been damaged by disease.
Risks of drinking tea daily for some:
Despite all the beneficial health benefits mentioned, there are some risks associated with tea consumption, as the catechins in tea hinder the body’s ability to absorb iron from foods, noted Dr. Affected by this, those suffering from iron deficiency or anemia should refrain from consuming large amounts of green tea [الغني بالكاتيكين”.
بالإضافة إلى ذلك، فإن شرب الكثير من الشاي الأسود كل يوم قد يزيد من خطر النزيف، إذ يقول جراح التجميل ميشيل لي، “إنه يجعلك أكثر عرضة للكدمات”.