"It is better not to drink alcohol for life than to drink tea without three meals." Tea culture has a long history in China, and drinking tea has always been an important way of health. But drinking tea should also pay attention to the method, the method is wrong, and be careful to hurt the stomach.
01. Get used to drinking tea on an empty stomach
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Drinking tea on an empty stomach is one of the most irritating tea-drinking habits! When fasting, some of the active substances in tea will combine with the protein in the stomach, which will stimulate the stomach and easily hurt the stomach.
In addition to stimulating the stomach and intestines, drinking tea on an empty stomach will dilute the digestive juices and affect digestion. There will be palpitation, dizziness, weakness of hands and feet, trance, nausea, etc.
People who do not drink tea often, especially those who drink strong tea on an empty stomach in the morning, are more likely to experience the above symptoms. This is called tea intoxication in medicine. Once the phenomenon of tea intoxication occurs, it can be relieved by eating 1-2 candies or drinking some boiled water.
02. Get used to drinking strong tea
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The excessive content of caffeine and theophylline in strong tea stimulates the stomach wall and causes excessive gastric acid. Over time, the gastric mucosa is gradually damaged, resulting in symptoms such as congestion, inflammation, and even gastric ulcer. In severe cases, the contraction of the stomach and the peristalsis of the intestinal tract will be slowed down, thus affecting the digestion and absorption of food, easily causing dry stools or even constipation, affecting the health of the intestinal tract.
Especially for entry-level tea drinkers, drink it at your own pace and take your time. Strong tea is enjoyable, but the body is the capital of the revolution.
03. Drink lots of green tea, Pu Erh Tea
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Green tea and Pu-erh raw tea belong to the category of cool tea, which is stronger and more irritating.
Often drinking new green tea and raw Pu'er tea can easily affect the stomach because these new teas contain more tea polyphenols, catechins, and other substances, which are highly irritating to the human gastrointestinal mucosa.
For people with poor stomachs, if they often drink a lot of new green tea and raw Pu'er tea, it will directly have a greater impact on the stomach, which will lead to various symptoms such as stomach cold, stomach pain, and even severe stomach bleeding.
04. Drink tea after drinking
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Using tea for a hangover is not only unscientific but also harmful to the body. Because the interaction between caffeine and alcohol in tea will stimulate the gastric mucosa, leading to gastritis, and in severe cases, gastric ulcers may be caused, which cannot achieve the effect of sobering up.
In addition to hurting the stomach, it also hurts the kidneys. As early as the Ming Dynasty, Li Shizhen's "Compendium of Materia Medica" clearly recorded the dangers of drinking tea after drinking: "Drinking tea after drinking hurts the kidneys, the waist and legs are heavy, the bladder is cold and pain, and Suffering from phlegm and edema, thirst and cramps." Drinking tea after drinking, especially strong tea, will indeed cause damage to the kidneys.
05. I like to drink too much tea
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Tea is rich in tea polyphenols, amino acids, and other nutrients that are beneficial to the human body, but everything must have a degree. If you drink tea in excess, it will be counterproductive.
Excessive consumption of tea can easily stimulate the gastric mucosa, at the same time, it will increase the loss of calcium and iron, and also increase the burden on the kidneys. In particular, excessive consumption of green tea and raw tea is very irritating to the stomach. Although black tea and cooked tea are fully fermented teas, they are warm, but if they are drinking too much, they will also affect the stomach.
Generally, healthy adults can drink about 12 grams of tea a day, preferably 3 or 4 times. No matter how much you like it, don't drink tea as water.
06. Like to drink new tea
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Many people think that the fresher the tea, the better, but this is not the case.
Fresh and tender spring tea has always been sought after because of its fresh taste and strong aroma.
The polyphenols, alcohols, aldehydes and other substances contained in the tea leaves that are just picked cannot be fully volatilized because they have not been placed for a long time. Therefore, it may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, abdominal distension, and other adverse reactions in drinkers, which will aggravate the condition of patients with gastrointestinal diseases.
Therefore, drinking spring tea should not be too fresh.
Although green tea is suitable for fresh drinking, too "fresh" can also cause related diseases. Freshly picked spring tea should be stored for at least half a month, and then drunk after the various substances in the tea are automatically oxidized.
Although black tea and oolong tea are warm, they should be stored for some time before drinking.
Drinking tea needs to be cautious to maintain a healthy life. Wrong tea drinking habits will affect your health, so don't be "willful"!