Tea and Health | Caffeine | Weight Loss | The Healthiest Tea | TCM | ZhenTea

Tea and Health | Caffeine | Weight Loss | The Healthiest Tea | TCM | ZhenTea


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And hit the subscription Bell hey guys welcome back to the channel tea is often associated with health in North America and for many people they started drinking tea because it’s very healthy if you look up a benefits of drinking tea you will find many promising and exciting results online many studies have shown that tea has a lots of antioxidant it helps protect your bones reduces the chance of heart attack and stroke even battle cancers and more you can read about this topics from different studies online in Google Scholar for example however this video is not just a simple run of numerical data about tea leaves and health claims we’re also gonna look at this health and tea issue from a different perspective. traditional Chinese medicine and how this ancient wisdom looks at the tea and health so please subscribe to our channel if you haven’t already yet and hit that Bell so that you won’t miss any of our future videos if you’re interesting today’s topic just keep on watching [Music] because today’s topic is slightly technical I wrote down all the notes of the key points and stuff I want to cover in the video to make sure I don’t miss anything or forget anything so if you notice I’m not looking at you it’s because I’m cheating with my notes. For those of you who are not familiar with the TCM it is a traditional medical practice in China with the thousands of years of history TCM and Western medical science are not mutually exclusive from each other you don’t have to choose between A or B they’re explaining and answering the same things from different angles and different ways. So imagine this like languages they have different sounds and different grammar rules but it’s not about right or wrong as long as the results is achieved and the messages is understood for example in TCM, the color black is considered the color for kidney which is the key of youthfulness I know the logic here is seem crazy from what we are familiar with but just go with it for now and eating something that is black like a black sesame or black beans helps with your kidney which kind of preserves the youthfulness in your body. In western scienctific findings food with the darker color usually contains a higher amount of anthocyanidin a potent antioxidant aka age defying so in the end we learn from both sides that eating dark-colored food is good for our health even though the way we explained it was wildly different talking about tea and health the most important thing is balance and integrate tea into a part of a healthy lifestyle just like any other superfood for example we all know kale is very healthy but if we get drunk every night smoke 2 pack of cigarettes every day and only sleep for 2 hours I don’t think kale salad will help much so balance the whole picture of lifestyle is what matters rather than simply riding the trend of superfood so we feel guilt free. Balance also means don’t overdo the healthiest of food but enjoy a wide variety of food Celery juice is very trendy but Celery is a veggie that attracts slight a more heavy metal’ compared to some other veggies so if we consume excessive amount of celery juice every day and minimize our diet to only the healthiest of food it might not be as healthy as we think but if we have a balanced diet a few sticks of a celery with various different foods like some garlic or kelp which help our body get rid of heavy metals then there’s nothing to worry about so it’s tea healthy if you consume a proper amount of tea and combined with a healthy lifestyle yes it is a great health boost but if we drink 10 litres of tea a day it will be an unnecessary burden for our kidneys and that is not healthy so what is the healthiest tea? well what is a healthier carrots or broccoli among the 6 tea types the less process of categories like a green tea white tea or yellow tea tend to have more vitamins amino acid tea polyphenols but the more process the tea types like a oolong tea black tea or dark tea have more … are you ready for this … theaflavin, thearubugin and theabrownine which are even more powerful antioxidants compared to tea polyphenols so the oxidation or the fermentation process of tea making is really not about reducing or minimizing the health element rather it is transforming them so this is more like asking which is healthier eating a tomato raw or cooked well, for vitamin C we eat it raw but if we want lycopene we’d better cook it with oil but seriously why do you have to choose only one we can always rotate different teas unless you have a strong preference one of the most asked questions about tea is caffeine. Camellia Sinensis tea house did some analysis on caffeine content of various of brewed teas of theirs and shared the results online I’ll put the link down below and you can check it out it’s very great of them to share this and it really benefits as all the most important thing is that it busts some myths, like black teas has the most caffeine but if you have a closer look at the table you also notice the results seems to be all over the map like green tea you can have low or high caffeine content so is there any rules or patents about this? Yes but it’s slightly complicated there are many factors that affect the caffeine level in the tea we drink. the environment where the tea plant grows like the climate or the altitude the cultivar of the tea the season of the pluck different parts of the tea plant also have different caffeine levels how the tea was processed effects to the caffeine as well and how the tea was stored a plays a part too and of course how he brew it also decides how much caffeine we will put in the liquor so here are some tips to help you get a rough idea of the caffeine level in your tea for example big leaf cultivars usually has higher caffeine level compared to small leaf cultivar so if we just talk about the cultivar itself Pu’er has more caffeine than green tea which are usually made with a small leaf cultivars the higher the altitude of the tea garden the less caffeine the tea will have because caffeine kind of acting like a natural pesticide for the plant itself and higher altitudes seem to have less past hassles so there will be less caffeine in the leaves also within the same tea plant the buds tend to have more caffeine compared to the lower parts of the plan like the mature leaves or stem which bring green tea back to the top of the caffeine billboard the process is another big factor that affects the caffeine level in the tea leaves especially those long and slow roasting which greatly reduce the caffeine concentration that means some oolong teas, black teas or even white teas can be quite low in caffeine and the traditional process for many teas contains this roasting step. Fermentation is another step that could transform caffeine and that’s why shu Pu’er is often considered a really calming night time tea. But studies also find that wet storage could increase the caffeine content in the leaves while the dry storage reduces it and when we brew the tea we can lower the water temperature and shorten the steep time this will bring less caffeine to the liquor but at the cost of getting less nutrition out of the tea too. so are you feeling dizzy? An interesting thing I want to point out from the camellia sinensis analysis is that you might notice that there are two long jing teas that have different caffeine concentrations as we get to know tea there are six different types of tea and also when you are more advanced you realize even green-tea there are so many types of green tea so even talking about long jing or tieguanyin it really doesn’t lock down to a specific tea there are many grades and makes or versions of tea and different stores might have a long jing or tieguanyin that taste or look differently so the analysis table is definitely very helpful to help us map how to the different levels of different teas but don’t get overly obsessed with the number itself like not all lu’an gua pian has 60 milligrams of caffeine and not all shu pu’er has 25 milligrams of caffeine if you have a caffeine concern drinking tea is definitely better than coffee besides it’s statistically lower in caffeine level compared to coffee tea also has a unique element called L-theanine which counteracts the effect of a caffeine reducing the uncomfyness that caffeine brings. L-theanine also works with caffeine to enhance the mental concentration and reaction that’s why some people have tea and feel it’s calming and mind clearing rather than fidgitey however I find that everyone’s body reacts to caffeine quite differently the same tea could causing some people having sleeping problems might not register on others’ caffeine radar so if for some reason you cannot fall asleep easily after having some tea or coffee here’s a great tip for you just gently massage between your eyebrows and bring it to the hairline and repeat it I can usually put Phil to sleep within 5 minutes after being repeatedly awakened by his turning and tossing and this works great for those who have sleeping problems, especially if the main symptom is having problem falling asleep tea and weight loss is another hot topic many studies have shown that the antioxidants in tea such as EGCG thearubugin and theabrownine prevents body from absorbing fat and promote the breaking breaking down of fast cells but why do people say that I drink a lot of tea and I didn’t lose any weight well it’s like exercise helps lose weight but it has to work with the proper diet and lifestyle those things are always intertwined we cannot just pick one and ignore the rest and ask for an absolute result so adding tea to your routine while trying to lose some weight would definitely do you some good then what tea do I recommend for those of you who are trying to lose some weight? Dark team! From the historical diet perspective dark tea works wonders helping digest meat dark tea has been vital for nomads throughout history and our nomadic diet is heavily relies on meat and dairy there’s a saying about nomads that they can do three days without food but not even one day without tea that’s why there’s the famous tea horse road and from today’s view tea and horses seems to be luxury items but at that time tea and horses are strategic necessities for both sides so definitely try some dark tea for weight loss and there’s a very specific point on your body that you can massage regularly to help with weight loss too. The the feng long point. It adjusts metabolic issues helps regulate blood sugar and the blood pressure and you can massage this point at home easily when you’re watching YouTube or reading books remember this point needs a strong stimulation but of course within your own tolerance you might have heard many benefits of ginseng but in TCM we have a saying that ginseng kills people without being blamed this points out that when consumed at the wrong situation even good stuff can harm our body and this applies to tea too. TCM categorize the things into a spectrum from cold cool, neutral to warm and hot and those are not a literal temperature but properties and our body state can be categorized as such as well neutral is considered the best the healthiest state but it’s also very normal that we have some imbalance in our body and by adjusting our diet or habit a little bit we can help bring the body back to neutral and this is where tea can assist us if your body shows signs of a cold eating something warm will help bring our body back to balance some signs that show your body might be slightly leaning towards the coal sides are feeling cold easily would like to dress more prefer some warm food rather than iced beverage or even eating salad could be hard on your body and sometimes some subconscious movements are like always cross our arms in front of the body is a sign too so in those cases having some black tea or deeply oxidized and roasted oolongs fermented tea like shu Pu’er orsome aged tea. Those teas are considered more neutral to warmer properties and is great for people who have a cooler body state but if your body shows symptoms of heat having some food with the cool properties is what you need if you suffer from bleeding gums even though you’re flossing regularly or always craving for food or nosebleed or some acne in the forehead area try some green tea white tea or green oolong those will help ease your symptoms so we talked about some burning topics about tea and health from different perspectives if you find this information helpful please give us a thumbs up and don’t forget to subscribe to our Channel let’s have a healthy lifestyle drink some tea and be happy till next time keep steeping. a tea Filipino … whahaha tea filipino I don’t know why higher content of antho so saya saya nidin antho cya antho-cya-nidin okay try that again anthocyanidin L-theanine, L-theanine, L-theanine L-THEANINE! ahem. [Music]

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