Tea: Few Facts
|Drinking a few cups of tea may be good for your health. Here are few facts on Tea.
Breast-Feeding Linked to IQ
|A study confirms that breast-feeding of infants is accompanied by about a five-points higher IQ than in bottle-fed infants.At least 60 percent of the average intelligence gain seen in breast-fed infants comes from breast milk’s nutritional value, rather than benefits from maternal bonding.Intelligence is benefited by breast-feeding for up to six months. Children who are breast-fed for less than eight weeks show no IQ benefit.|
Tea may protect elderly Bones
|A daily cup of tea may protect elderly women from osteoporosis. New research suggests that daily tea-drinking makes the aging bones of elderly women look five years younger and significantly reduces the risk of bone fractures. Elderly tea-drinkers have 5 percent higher mean bone-mineral density than non-tea-drinkers.The apparent benefits of drinking tea are independent of whether women smoke, drink coffee or use hormone replacement therapy. It also makes no difference to the bone-mineral density increase if women drink one or two cups or several pots of tea a day.The positive effects of tea on bone density may be caused by the presence of isoflavonoids. Flavonoids – brightly colored chemicals found in fruit, vegetables and herbs – are being credited with an increasing number of positive effects on health.|
Mushroom – a health tonic
Protein content of mushroom is very close to milk, soyabean and animal food. They contain all essential amino acids. Some of the mushrooms are rich in lysine and tryhptophan. They are rich in vitamins and minerals.
Mushrooms are rich in folic acid, vitamin B12 and iron. One third of iron found in mushrooms is present in available form. Thus they are good for anaemic patients.
They are low in sugar content and thus are good for diabetics.
Being low in carbohydrate and fat and high in protein and vitamins, mushrooms form ideal item for those who want to loose weight.
Mushroom proteins are digested easily and thus are good for children and elderly.
They also contain Vitamin C and D and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and iron. These are good for bone formation.
Some mushroom extracts have shown cholesterol lowering effects.
Mushroom or Manchurian tea is considered a very healthy drink. This is made from a type of mushroom which originated in the Russian region of Kargasok, where most of the people lived well over hundred years. It is also claimed that this tea lowers high blood pressure, prevents premature wrinkling of skin.
Mushroom extracts induce interferom formation which plays a crucial role in the defense mechanism against viral infection. Mushroom extract also has high amount of retene that has an antagonistic effect on some tumors.
Mushrooms have been used in traditional herbal medicines in China and Japan for thousands of years, and Asian mushrooms are commonly used for pain relief and in treating diseases like arthritis.
Mushrooms play a vital part in nature’s eco-system.
They break down dead animals and plants into food needed by other animals and living plants.
More than 1,000 species of insects and animals rely on mushrooms for food and shelter.