Drink to health
Do you know that coffee and tea not only invigorate, but also have beneficial effects on health?
Coffee or tea? The choice is yours. New evidence confirms that both of these drinks are extremely healthy. For example, studies conducted by scientists at Harvard Medical School in 2011 prove that women who drink an average of 4 cups of coffee of average strength per day have a 25% lower risk of developing uterine cancer, and 20% of melanoma or carcinoma.
Due to the content of over 250 biologically active substances, the beneficial property of coffee and tea is its antidepressant effect, it is also noted that they reduce anxiety and anxiety.
Our tips will help you get the most out of your favorite drink, with which many of you start your day.
IF COFFEE IS NOT CONTRAINDICATED TO YOU
A standard cup of coffee (100 ml) contains about 100 mg of caffeine (depending on the method of preparation and type of coffee), and about 60 mg of caffeine in the same amount of tea.
Decaffeinated coffee and tea do not have any beneficial properties, but if you have high acidity, or are prone to irritability, anxiety, or have sleep disturbances, it is better to switch to decaffeinated drinks.
CREAM? SUGAR? OR BLACK?
Both coffee and tea are rich in healthy flavonoids, valuable antioxidants. However, the addition of milk or cream to coffee and tea neutralizes their beneficial properties, as shown
research results of Swiss specialists. In addition, cream and sugar significantly increase the cholesterol and calorie content of the drink.
The choice is not fundamental - black, green, oolong, with or without additives. The main thing is that tea should be large-leafed, and additives should be natural. Such tea tones and also slows down the development of memory impairment, according to German neurophysiologists.
Ground coffee contains cafestol, an oily substance that raises the level of “bad” cholesterol. When you brew coffee in a coffee maker with a paper filter, the coffee maker settles on paper. Therefore, if you are making coffee in a Turk or a French press, strain it into a cup through a paper filter. This is especially important for people with high cholesterol.