Thursday, March 24, 2011

茶對健康的十大好處 (上) / Ten Health Benefits of Tea (I)



From a very long time ago, the Chinese have regarded tea as a drink that “promotes saliva, relieves thirst, and keeps the body healthy.” In recent years health foods have been in vogue, and the health functions of tea are once again being taken seriously. Therefore identifying tea, and understanding tea, will be helpful to our daily health care, keeping us in good health.


What are the benefits of drinking tea? According to research, tea has ten health benefits:


1. Anti-aging function: Tea tannin and Vitamin P have the anti-lipin peroxidation function. Vitamin C and P work together within tea, and have certain auxiliary function on anti-aging. Drinking tea will make it possible to reduce vitamin C discharge through urine.


2. Stimulate functions of the brain: Caffeine in tea keeps the brain alert and active by stimulating the brain's central nervous system.


3. Prevent constipation: Tea tannic acid can cause steatolysis, and help promote digestion, especially Pu'er tea.


4. Restore functions of intestines: Tea can help in the restoration of the functions of intestines, preventing dyspepsia and alleviating dehydration symptoms.


5. Prevention of disease: Tea can help reduce blood cholesterol, strengthen blood vessel, prevent arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Polyphenol compound inside green tea can prevent class rheumatic arthritis.

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