A lot of people among the many options for hot drinks prefer it to tea. Perhaps you can even say with confidence that it is tea that is perhaps the most demanded drink in the whole world.
However, even the most elite variety sooner or later bothers. And therefore I want to bring a little variety to my tea life, having drunk a drink made from another tea. For example, fans of green sometimes drink black and vice versa.
Others seek to find the most useful variety, the kind that the delicious tea ceremony was also useful. Today we will compare three types of tea:
- the black;
So that you can choose the version of the drink that will be most useful for you.
The general benefits of tea
To begin, let’s note that any tea is useful! In particular, it has excellent antioxidant activity, and therefore it helps to fight the aging process in the body. Thereby, prolongs youth.
This result is achieved thanks to the special components contained in all types of tea, which ensure the neutralization of free radicals, their decomposition and removal from the body.
Note. There are many versions of what exactly and why provokes the aging of the body. According to one of them, it is free radicals that negatively affect cells and destroy them literally from the inside, and lead to aging.
So, all kinds of natural, pure teas investigated in this article are characterized by:
- antiviral properties;
- allergic allergic;
- anti-sclerotic effects.
That is, we can say with confidence that, in general, all kinds of tea are useful. But which one has the greatest positive effect on the body? We will try to find this out below by analyzing the composition of each tea separately.
The chemical composition of black tea
We start the comparative analysis with the chemical composition of tea, that is, which vitamins, microelements and other substances it contains.
Note. For each type of black tea, these figures will be different. The same applies to green and amaranth tea. Therefore, the averaged data are given.
The energy value
The nutritional value of black tea – every 100 grams of product contains:
- 151.8 kcal;
- 20 grams of proteins;
- 5.1 grams of fat;
- 6.9 grams of carbohydrates.
Green tea contains:
- 27.5 kcal;
- 0 g of proteins;
- 0 g fat;
- 6.7 grams of carbohydrates.
Note. Although there is often information that the content of proteins, fats, carbohydrates and calories in green tea is zero. However, this is impossible!
Nutritional value of 100 grams of amaranth leaves used for brewing:
- 23 kcal;
- 2.46 grams of proteins;
- 0.33 g fat;
- 4.02 grams of carbohydrates.
Intermediate summary. It can be concluded that green tea is the most dietary product, and amaranth in second place. However, this is not the only indicator that we are exploring.
The content of macronutrients and minerals
An important indicator when comparing teas of various types is important and the number of macronutrients of various types.
Black tea contains the following macronutrients:
- calcium 495 mg;
- magnesium 440 mg;
- sodium 82 mg;
- potassium 2480 mg;
- iron 82 mg;
- phosphorus 824 mg.
Macro elements per 100 grams of dry green tea:
- aluminum 11 mg;
- boron 3.2 mg;
- barium 2.1 mg;
- magnesium 33 mg;
- calcium 5.1 mg;
- potassium 6.7 mg;
- sodium 2.5 mg
Trace elements per 100 grams of dry green tea:
- iron 0.4 mg;
- copper 62 mcg;
- manganese 6.8 mg
Note. Listed the main minerals that make up green tea. It also contains zinc, potassium, selenium, etc.
Amaranth tea contains the following minerals and macronutrients:
- iron 2.32 mg;
- magnesium 248 mg;
- phosphorus 550 mg;
- potassium 611 mg;
- sodium 20 mg;
- Zinc 0.90 mg;
- calcium 159 mg;
- iron 7.61 mg;
- manganese 3.3 mg;
- copper 525 mcg;
- selenium 18.7 mcg;
- Zinc – 2.87 mg.
Intermediate summary. As we see, amaranth is the undisputed leader in the content of macronutrients and minerals, surpassing green and black teas.
Now we come to another important indicator in our comparative characteristic – the content of vitamins.
Black tea contains:
- A (OM);
- B1 (thiamine);
- B2 (riboflavin);
- PP (niacin equivalent).
Green tea will delight content:
- IN 1;
- AT 2;
- IN 3;
Amaranth tea is also rich in vitamins – it contains:
- A (beta carotene);
- B1 (thiamine);
- B2 (riboflavin);
- niacin (vitamin B3 or vitamin PP);
- B5 (pantothenic acid);
- B6 (pyridoxine);
- folic acid (vitamin B9);
- C (ascorbic acid);
- E (tocopherol);
- choline (vitamin b4).
Intermediate summary. It may seem that in general the amount of vitamins contained in teas is the same. However, this opinion is wrong. Firstly, amaranth tea “attracts” with a unique set of vitamins, as well as their special combination. In addition, it is necessary to take into account the volume of a particular vitamin – only in this case, a comparative analysis will be objective. So, amaranth tea in terms of the volume of vitamins surpasses both green and black tea.
Note. The composition of teas (energy value, the content of minerals, trace elements, macronutrients and vitamins) depends largely on the place of growth, ripening period, etc. In particular, in varieties ripening at the end of summer and early autumn, the number of useful substances is greater.
Consider separately the beneficial effects on the human body of a tea, and then we will draw general conclusions.
The benefits of black tea
Black tea has become so familiar to most of us that we do not even think about how it can be useful. Naturally, if we are talking about good leaf tea, and not the dust of the roads sold in tea bags. Black tea 2
So, black tea has on the body:
- and at the same time tonic effect.
That is, a person becomes calmer, the nervous system relieves tension, but at the same time there is an invigorating effect on all organs.
Note. The use of black tea allows you to settle the oxidative processes occurring in the digestive system.
Regular, daily use of tea:
- stimulates the brain;
- reduces sleepiness
Speaking of sleepiness. Black tea contains caffeine, which has an invigorating effect. However, it is less in comparison with coffee by about 50%, but, importantly, the invigorating effect lasts longer.
It should be noted that the presence of a substance such as tannin in black tea, which has a strengthening effect on the cardiovascular system after you drink a cup of tea:
- there will be a slight narrowing of the vessels;
- This will result in minimal pressure increase.
According to doctors, this effect is incredibly black tea 3 is favorable for vessels, because it increases their elasticity and allows you to resist the possible occurrence of blood clots inside the vessels.
Special mention deserves such substances as catechins – their main task is to fight the aging of cells, tissues and organs. In addition, it has a beneficial effect on cellular metabolism.
Note. For people suffering from excess weight and dreaming to get rid of it, tea will help to defeat those extra pounds. After all, it helps to burn fat. But the effect will be only if you drink tea without sugar and cream.
It should be noted such a property of tea, as the strengthening of immunity. It also starts the natural, natural process of insulin production in the body. It produces tea and another hormone – serotonin. And it is extremely important for an active, full-fledged human life, because positive emotions depend on him!
The benefits of green tea
As you can see, green tea is even more beneficial for the body than black tea!
Note. Officially, at the level of physicians, specialists in longevity, green tea is included in the list of ten products that contribute to the preservation of human health and its longevity. But only if the tea is subjected to minimal processing – otherwise most of the vitamins, minerals “will die.”
So, briefly, we list what effect can be expected from green tea with its regular use – it is:
- immunity strengthening;
- strengthening the cardiovascular system;
- neutralization of cerebral vascular spasms;
- strengthening the nervous system;
- improvement of morale (in particular, the fight against depressive syndromes);
- improving sleep quality;
- increase sexual energy;
- help in the fight against overweight.
Note. Until the end has not yet been studied the benefits of green tea as an anticancer and anti-radiation agent. Although a positive impact in both cases is present. This is probably due to the fact that green tea significantly strengthens the immune system and purifies the blood, and this is already a lot in the prevention of cancer diseases. But it is precisely established that green tea from Japan ensures the elimination of strontium-90 from the body, even if it has managed to penetrate and deposit in the bone tissues.
It is recommended to use green tea and for the natural regulation of all mental processes – no harm will be caused to the body.
Useful green tea and creative people, because he:
- increases the creative activity of the brain;
- significantly speeds up all thought processes;
- reaction rate increases;
- allows a person to be concentrated for a long time.
And the most important – such tea is obligatory for everyday use in case of those diagnosed:
- senile fragility of capillaries;
The benefits of amaranth tea
About amaranth tea, we wrote in detail on the pages of our amaranth tea polzasayta. Like other products derived from this magnificent plant. In particular, we note that the benefit of amaranth is scientifically proven:
- in the treatment of diabetes;
- in the treatment of various diseases of the digestive system;
- in complex therapy of oncological diseases;
- skin diseases (including burns, bedsores, etc.);
- in the treatment of bone diseases;
- in the treatment of diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- in the treatment of colds and flu;
- in the treatment of eye diseases, etc.
But for each disease, it is recommended to use one or other products derived from amaranth, for example, oil.
Now we note the beneficial effect on the human body is tea from leaves and inflorescences of amaranth.
Note. This tea has a specific aftertaste, which you quickly get used to, but it is possible to significantly improve the organoleptic properties of amaranth tea and enhance certain useful properties, if you make tea with different additives. Read more about this in the articles “Amaranth tea with additives: what to choose and why” and “Amaranth tea with fruits and berries: incredibly useful and surprisingly tasty!”.
In addition, amaranth tea is recommended even for babies – some doctors say that it can be given to children from seven months of age, but we still recommend you to consult with your pediatrician. Indeed, despite the fact that amaranth has virtually no contraindications and does not cause allergic reactions, it is better not to show independence in this matter!
But it’s already proven that amaranth tea is extremely useful for young mothers during lactation – it provides milk production.
Amaranth tea will be useful for the following ailments and problems in the body:
- increased vascular permeability;
Note. Amaranth tea will serve as an excellent painkiller. Especially when it comes to teething, intestinal colic and colds in children.
Separately, we note such a positive “function” as the anthelmintic and antiprotozoal activity. Thus, regular consumption of amaranth tea reduces to zero the likelihood of worming in the intestines.
And it is impossible not to talk about the effect of amaranth tea on the psychological state of a person – such drinking guarantees:
- cheerfulness and activity;
- mental clarity;
- activation of creative thinking;
- mood boost;
- getting rid of depression, etc.
Enough to drink amaranth tea 1/4 cup three times a day to feel its beneficial effects on the body!
Considering the above, it is safe to say that amaranth tea is an excellent tool for the prevention of many diseases of the human body. It can also be used in the general therapy of a disease, as an auxiliary natural drug!
Intermediate summary. As you can see, amaranth tea significantly exceeds its black and green counterparts in beneficial effects on the human body.
It is impossible not to say about the contraindications of each type of tea – only so a comparative analysis will be as complete and objective as possible.
Contra black tea
Black tea can not be used uncontrollably, because it will lead to excessive content in the body of fluoride, which will lead to the destruction of bone tissue, a negative impact on the functioning of the thyroid gland and even problems in the kidneys.
By the way! Black tea brewing should not be consumed if it was cooked more than 12 minutes ago.
Carefully black tea should be drunk for people diagnosed with the following diseases:
- stomach ulcer;
- any malfunction of the nervous system.
Green Tea Contraindications
It should be drunk with caution to those who have hypertension or gastric ulcer. There is nothing more to add about green tea!
Contraindications amaranth tea
As mentioned above, amaranth has no specific contraindications, but if you have problems with the pancreas, it is recommended that you first consult with your doctor.
From the above, one conclusion can be made – amaranth tea is the most useful. According to the content of vitamins, micro and macro elements, minerals, it significantly exceeds black and green tea. And we are talking not only about specific substances, but also about their general presence in the leaves of these plants.
Also, it is amaranth tea that fights with a lot of amaranth tea, the disease than other teas. Not to mention its excellent preventive properties.