The teas, made with the most diverse herbs and the most differentiated flavors, are perfect drinks for the coldest days, in addition to being rich in properties and health benefits. Cold or hot, bitter or sweet, tea is becoming more popular every day, and there are many myths and truths surrounding this delicious drink. Let’s meet some of them?

Myths and truths

Teas can cure flu

No, teas cannot cure colds and flu, although they have etilemin, which is a substance that helps fight antigens, acting on immune cells. They are usually beneficial in relieving the flu symptoms and smoothing the process when the flu is passing.

Does green tea lose weight?

Yes, green tea has some compounds that help, as they act on the sympathetic nervous system, responsible for regulating fat burning, also preventing fat deposits and regulating body weight. But it should not be consumed all day, as it can, because it is high in caffeine, end up interfering with sleep.

Can I have tea with meals?

No. Some types of tea have some properties that end up harming the body’s iron absorption, and therefore should not be consumed with meals. After meals, some digestive teas, such as mint, for example, can be consumed, as they will still help in the absorption of nutrients.

Does Green Tea Fight Premature Aging?

Yes, because it is rich in antioxidants, green tea helps fight premature aging, in addition to protecting against ultraviolet rays and stimulating collagen production.

Does tea win?

Yes, teas, like most foods, have an expiration date. When ready, the tea should be consumed within a maximum of 3 hours after preparation, the substances can oxidize and make them lose their effectiveness.

Tea moisturizers?

Yes, they are excellent drink options for hydrating the body. Diuresis increases in the body, eliminating water and electrolytes, making it ideal to consume a maximum of three cups of green or white tea a day, always combined with other types of liquids, such as juices and teas.

Is drinking tea better than coffee?

It depends a lot from person to person. Coffee, like some excess teas, can cause anxiety, lack of sleep and palpitations. Teas made with the Camela sinensis species , which are black and green, have large amounts of caffeine, which can have consequences similar to coffee. Excess is understood in the same way as coffee – more than 5 cups a day – and both cause irritation in the gastric mucosa, which can damage the kidneys and promote the appearance of gastritis.