Herbal teas contain beneficial components, minerals and vitamins. Each plant has different parts such as fruit, flower, leaf, root, and it is necessary to know which part to make tea from. Emphasizing that the amount of water is also important when preparing tea, food and diet specialist Tuba Örnek said: “Geographical, agricultural and environmental factors, processing method and storage conditions are the factors that determine the quality of herbal teas so that they can be useful. Herbal teas should be protected from sunlight, preferably stored in tightly closed containers in dark places.In addition, the water heated to 100°C should preferably cool to 80°C before pouring it on the plant, to prevent the essential oils from being lost during brewing volatilize and reduce their aroma and effect.
“THIS WOULD NOT BE ADVANTAGE”
Food and diet specialist Tuba Örnek said that linden, which is widely consumed in the winter season, is prepared by boiling it in water for a long time, usually the leaf part, and said: “Linden prepared in this way is of no use. A teaspoon of dried linden flower is added to the boiling hot water and infused for 15 minutes, and the desired substances pass into the water after drinking. The flavonoid-like components of the linden flower prevent irritation in the throat with its anti-inflammatory and analgesic action, while the volatile components provide relief to the patients.
GREEN TEA PROTECTS AGAINST MANY DISEASES, MAKES LOSE WEIGHT
Tuba Örnek, who shared that green tea, which has been prepared in many scientific publications, protects against many diseases due to the strong antioxidants in its content, said: “Green tea protects against cardiovascular diseases, cancer and plays a positive role in nervous system, regulates blood sugar metabolism, improves healing in cold infections. We can see it speeding this up and supporting weight loss programs.” Nutrition and diet specialist Tuba Örnek said that in studies of consuming 3-4 cups (600-700 ml) of green tea per day, bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels drop and good cholesterol rises, nutrition and diet specialist Tuba Örnek said: “Especially green tea reduces the risk of colon cancer. It has a stimulating effect on the central nervous system due to the purine alkaloids it contains, such as caffeine. It is concluded that perception disorders can be significantly prevented. As a diuretic, it helps remove edema from the body. Tuba Örnek recalled that green tea is useful for relieving mild diarrhea symptoms, saying: “Green tea is also effective for oral hygiene. Green tea also helps prevent tooth decay when consumed without sugar or used as a mouthwash. combination of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) and caffeine, one of the effective components in green tea, also shows a fat-burning effect.
KIDNEY AND HEART PATIENTS CAUTION
Emphasizing that green tea should not be consumed by kidney patients, hyperthyroidism patients, some cardiovascular patients, blood pressure patients and some psychological cases such as panic attacks, and those who take blood thinners, or consult their doctor, Tuba Örnek said: “Moreover, like black tea, green tea prevents tea also increases the absorption of iron.It is recommended not to consume immediately after meals, but 1-2 hours later, between meals.Since green tea causes health problems when consumed more than 3-4 cups per day, care should be taken these measures are not exceeded.Green tea recipe: 150-200ml (one big cup) of freshly boiled hot water is added to 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves when it is slightly warm (80°C).It can be drunk after Infuse for 3-5 minutes In fact, if you mix 1 teaspoon of natural honey, you will increase its antioxidant capacity.