Jasmine tea was produced in China about 700 years ago and has been popular ever since. Today it has become the most favored Chinese tea among internationals. Blending loose tea leaves with jasmine petals, it gives a delicate, mildly sweet flavor and aromatic fragrance. High in a group of powerful antioxidants known as catechins, Jasmine tea offers many health benefits, including a reduced risk of cancer, lower blood pressure, heart rate and cholesterol levels.
Lower Rates of Esophageal Cancer
A study published in "Nutrition" found a significant inverse relationship between frequency of tea consumption and risk of developing esophageal squamous cell cancer. People in the study who consumed the most unfermented tea, including green, oolong and jasmine tea (unfermented tea is higher in antioxidants) had a 0.5-fold lower risk of developing SCC, compared to those who did not drink the tea.
Calmed Mood and Decreased Heart Rate
Jasmine tea's pleasant, delicate aroma has been found to offer sedative effects. In a study published by the "European Journal of Applied Physiology," researchers has found both lavender and jasmine tea odors similarly calmed mood and significantly decreased heart rate. This calming effect is beneficial for stress-induced high blood pressure.
A Chinese study has shown that Chinese green tea and jasmine tea consumption have significant blood and liver cholesterol lowering effects. These teas also may improve the high density lipoprotein (HDL or "good") cholesterol to total cholesterol ratio, which is cardioprotective.
Health and Diet
Chrysanthemum tea is a flower-based infusion beverage made from chrysanthemum flowers. It releases a wide variety of antioxidants, organic compounds, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and soothing chemicals into the mixture, making for a healthy, delicious and nutritious drink!
Now let’s look at the top 8 health benefits of this tea.
1, Lower blood pressure
For thousands of years, chrysanthemum has been used in TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine) as an important herbal ingredient to lower blood pressure. To maximize the therapeutic effect of this flower, the Chinese includes it into their diet by making a tea out of it as a long-term preventative measure for different cardiovascular issues, such as heart attacks and strokes, as well as atherosclerosis.
2. Improved Vision
With a high level of beta-carotene and subsequently vitamin A, chrysanthemum tea is a natural supplement to protect against blurry vision, retinal neuropathy, cataracts and macular degeneration.
3. Skin Care
As mentioned earlier, this tea is rich in beta-carotene, which breaks down into vitamin A. As an antioxidant, vitamin A eliminates oxidative stress and damaged cells of your body, thus clearing up skin irritation, redness, and chronic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
4. Anti-inflammatory Effect
Chrysanthemum tea also protects the body from infection and inflammation and works very well in curing sore throat.
Today we looked at the first 4 benefits of chrysanthemum tea. We will continue to introduce the other benefits in our next post.
In our last post we talked about the first 4 benefits of chrysanthemum tea: lower blood pressure, improve vision, skin care and anti-inflammatory effect. Today let’s look at the other four.
Word of Caution: Despite all the health benefits of it, some may be allergic to it. We advise you determine that before you start drinking it.
5. Boost Immune System
Vitamins like VA and VC, and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, are found in chrysanthemum tea, all of which are necessary and crucial for a healthy immune system.
6. Natural Nerve Relaxant
After a long day, sipping a cup of chrysanthemum tea is perfect for relaxing your body. Its cold-cool nature helps to remove excessive heat, a stress-causing factor, and its soothing smell calms every cell of your body.
7. Increases Metabolism
Vitamin B including folic acid, choline, niacin, and riboflavin are present in chrysanthemum tea. Those are essential for circulation and neurotransmitter activity.
8. Prevents Osteoporosis
It has been found that the extract of chrysanthemum helps to improve bone mineral density loss thanks to its mineral content. So a cup of chrysanthemum tea a day keeps osteoporosis away!
Regarded as the treasure and art of China, TCM enjoys thousands of years of history. Chrysanthemum is favored by TCM doctors and ancient medical books for its extraordinary therapeutic effect. For this reason, Chinese drinks Chrysanthemum tea to nourish and rejuvenate the body from generations to generations.
In our last post we talked about the importance to discern the nature of food. Today we will discuss it in categories.
lamb, beef, shrimp, goose egg, and food made with them
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After a stroke you may find that you need to make some changes to what you eat.You may be advised to change the types of foods you eat to be lower in cholesterol and/or salt to reduce your chances of having another stroke. You may be told that it is important to eat a variety of healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables, grains and lean protein to get enough nutrition for your body. However, some may find that their body isn’t improving even though they followed through those tips or some may have already kept “A Healthy Diet” as such even before the stroke. Why is it?
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