99% people are making tea in the wrong way, boiling it in a kettle causes cancer, this way of drinking tea will end it

Ananya Shroff
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Tea is the most consumed drink in India. There are many different ways of making tea and everyone enjoys tea in their own way. Mostly milk tea is made in Indian homes. If you notice, most people adopt only one way of making tea and that is to boil the tea leaves in water on high flame for a long time.

Most people believe that boiling tea for a long time makes strong tea and its taste is also wonderful. However, some people boil milk and tea leaves together. Do you know that the method of making tea by boiling tea leaves for a long time is very dangerous for health?

Nutritionist and Dietician Shikha Agarwal Sharma If tea is made in the right way, it has many benefits like strengthening the immune system, reducing weight and controlling blood sugar levels. Keep in mind that tea leaves contain caffeine and boiling it too much is harmful for health.

Cancer risk

According to experts, tea is rich in tannins – a group of polyphenolic biomolecules found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, wine and tea. Tannins are large molecules found in tea, coffee, etc. They bind to proteins, cellulose, starch and minerals, making it difficult for the body to absorb iron. Boiling tea too much (more than 4-5 minutes) increases the amount of tannins, which can prevent iron absorption. Also, boiling tea too much reduces the nutrients present in the tea, makes it more sour, can cause acidity and can also produce carcinogens.

Nutrients are depleted

Tea leaves contain essential nutrients and minerals such as flavonoids, catechins, polyphenols, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, zinc, calcium and fluoride. Experts believe that over-boiling reduces nutrients such as calcium, vitamin B12 and C found in tea and milk.

Interference with iron absorption

Interference with iron absorption

Experts said that an element called tannin is found in tea. It is found in many fruits, vegetables and nuts. Boiling tea for too long or repeatedly can prevent the absorption of iron in the body, which can cause anemia in your body.

stomach problems

stomach problems

Overboiling the tea leaves and milk destroys the milk proteins. This can cause problems in digesting milk and can lead to stomach pain, acidity, bloating and gas. Obviously, overboiling the milk tea gives it a burnt smell and makes it bitter to drink.

Harmful effects of boiling tea leaves and milk for too long

Harmful effects of boiling tea leaves and milk for too long

At high temperatures, the lactose in milk reacts chemically with the proteins. Over time, if consumed in large quantities, they can combine to form substances harmful to the body. Boiling this mixture too much can cause substances such as acrylamide to form in the milk, especially if it contains carbohydrates. Acrylamide can cause cancer.

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The right way to make tea

The right way to make tea

According to experts, by keeping the leaves in hot water for 2 minutes, the nutrients polyphenols present in them are released in greater quantity. Keeping it for longer than this can spoil the quality of tea. Boiling may not give any benefit, but it can make the tea taste bitter. To increase the taste and benefits of tea, you should know the right way to make tea.

How to make tea?

How to make tea?
  • Boil water in a pan and then turn off the gas.
  • Add one spoon of tea leaves in it and keep it covered for 3-4 minutes.
  • Now add some milk and any sweetener of your choice and enjoy the tea.
  • Boiling tea leaves in water reduces their nutritional value, taste and aroma.

Disclaimer: This article is for general information only. It cannot in any way be a substitute for any medicine or treatment. Always consult your doctor for more information.


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