CHAI: IS IT GOOD OR BAD FOR YOU?

Updated: May 25


“चाय की चुस्कियां लेने में बहुत सुकून मिलता है, पर किसको पता क्या क्या राज़ छुपे है इस प्याले में, आइए एक नज़र डालते है …”

I meant to say, keep ur fingers on your lappy or phone and scroll it to encounter the truth behind a cup of tea!


      “तो चलें डूबने चाय की गहराईयों में…”

It’s been suggested that tea can cause brittle bones, but you’ll probably be safe if you drink less than a liter a day…

Drinking more than four cups of tea a day can increase women’s risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, according to the research. However, some studies claim that hot drink is good for your health.


SO, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE HEALTH BENEFITS AND DETRIMENTS OF CONSUMING TEA?


  1. Researchers have claimed that drinking tea can reduce the chances of type 2 diabetes by up to 25%, if consumed 3-4 cups a day.

  2. It is thought that antioxidants and magnesium compounds present in tea help to keep weight down.

  3. Drinking one cup of tea a day could also help to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer, suggested by the studies.

  4. Women who drink a single cup every day are 10% less likely to develop the disease than those who never drink tea.

  5. GREEN TEA is considered to have the most health benefits of any type of tea.

  6. It is also found that it is a preventive for heart diseases and cancer, acne cure, and even a mouth wash. It is also thought to protect us from glaucoma and other eye diseases.


EXPERTS CLAIMS, The tea full of antioxidants, can also help lose your weight.


TEA AND HEALTH


THE VIRTUES OF TEA

A FEW millennia ago SHENG NONG  discovered that tea that has the power to both stimulate and detoxify. In these early days it was primarily seen as the medicine, these properties being seen as the source of its popularity. It was believed that the bitter taste of tea favored alertness, good general health, and Acquisition of greater wisdom. In Chinese medicine, under the Tang and Song dynasties, the medicinal effects of tea were increasingly recognized; it was recommended for the prevention and cure of various ailments such as headaches, dark thoughts, and bad digestion and also to dissolve fat. Tea could regulate the temperature inside the body, relieve anxiety, dissolve fat, promote concentration, etc.


THE PROPERTIES OF DIFFERENT TEA:

  • WHITE TEA: Refreshing,thirst-quenching white tea in China is particularly consumed during the summer. ACCORDING TO CHINESE MEDICINE, it balances excess heat and mitigates the effects of menopause.

  • GREEN TEA: According to recent studies some green teas contains a higher amount of Polyphenols than other families of tea which has made it very popular in the West in recent years. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, green tea can prevent some forms of cancer. Equally renowned as an aide to concentration, green tea contains more iron, vitamins, and catechins(polyphenol) than black tea. The drying necessary to obtain a green helps increase the polyphenol contents of leaves.

  • OOLONG TEA: Steady causes weight loss consumption(8 grams per day) of Oolong tea. It is a unique tasting tea with a sweet aroma and mild color. Its commonly served in CHINESE RESTAURANTS. It is surely a wonderful tea with a range of benefits, but it also contains caffeine. You could enjoy a couple of cups a day to avoid an overdose of caffeine.

  • BLACK TEA is most of us have grown up having. Dipping a teabag to make an English Bed-tea or adding it to boiling water and milk to make a chai. It’s been the most commonly consumed beverage in our country.

  • I suggest you try going easy on the strength of the black tea (basically avoid kadak chai). It will not only help you get the needed energy boost but you can also enjoy its many other wonderful benefits.

HERBAL TEAS unlike the teas mentioned above, herbal teas are made from herbal infusions which contain pure herbs, flowers, and fruit. They are non-caffeinated and delicious when hot or iced and are a great way to up the fluid intake for the day. Chamomile, lavender, mint, hibiscus, etc are some of the famously consumed herbal teas. Various varieties of herbal teas can be made with thousands of combinations. Its like adding hot water to flower and get your best flavour.


CHAI is relevant in every situation, like:


“मेहमान आ रहे हैं, चाय बना लो;
सर्दी लग रही तोह, चाय बनालो;
बारिश हो रही हो तोह, चाय बनालो;
सर दर्द हो रहा है, चाय बनालो;
कोई हॉस्पिटल में है, चाय बनवा लो;LOLWA!


Keeping jokes apart! but this sarcasm is fit for such people who can’t live without “मज़े तोह बहुत आते हैं चाय की चुस्कियां लेने मैं” but it do have some side effects.


LET’s have a look on the other aspects of it…


WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DRINKING TEA???

It’s always a good time for a cup of tea.In the morning, black tea can provide the boost of energy you need to start your day, while in the evening,herbal tea can serve as a relaxing drink before bed. Depending on how much tea you drink and its specific type, however, tea has the potential to lead to some unpleasant side effects.


  • ANXIETY AND RESTLESSNESS: When thinking about the side effects of tea, consider the drinks caffeine content. According to MedlinePlus, a cup of tea often have between 14 and 16 milligrams of caffeine, which is less than the caffeine found in coffee. Caffeine affects people differently, too much tea can lead to anxiety, restlessness, and difficulty sleeping.

  • DIFFICULTY WITHDRAWING: If you make caffeinated tea a part of your daily routine and eventually find yourself needing a cup or two to get through your day, you have likely developed a dependence on the stimulant. Upon lowering your caffeine intake or stopping altogether, it’s possible that you might experience withdrawal symptoms, including trouble concentrating, headaches, and excessive fatigue. The side effects of caffeine withdrawal are serious enough to cause mental disorders.

  • DISRUPTION OF SLEEP: Caffeine can have a mild diuretic effect, but typically only if you have 5 to 8 cups a day of tea after you haven’t had a tea for a long period of time. In general, tea isn’t a diuretic if you drink it moderately. If you consume it before bedtime, the fluid intake can cause you to urinate during the night. Although the side effects of the beverage is mild, it could lead to sleep disruptions and subsequent fatigue.

  • SKELETAL FLUOROSIS: Drinking too much tea can cause skeletal fluorosis, a painful condition in your bones. Moderate consumption, however has, minimal risk. Excessive consumption of fluoride has the potential of harming your bones.


Bottomline is, don’t abuse the awesomeness of Chai! and it will take care of you

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