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Drinking pu-erh tea easily produce hunger, because the tea "scrape oil"?

By: Beatrice Dec. 27,2022
Many tea lovers have had the experience of drinking raw pu-erh when drinking easy to be hungry, people's understanding may be pu-erh tea scraping oil, can take away part of the fat, so drinking pu-erh tea easy to have a sense of hunger. But is this really the case?

We need to start with the elements in pu-erh tea that help speed up bowel movement. The complex ingredients such as caffeine, theophylline and theobromine can significantly stimulate gastric acid secretion and promote gastric power. The increased secretion of gastric acid helps in food digestion, resulting in the feeling of eliminating fat and relieving greasiness or hunger faster.

Furthermore, drinking pu-erh tea accelerates the evacuation, especially raw tea, which makes the fatty substances to be excreted to the colon without much time to get absorbed, and the colon just absorbs some water and vitamin k to prepare for the excretion into the rectum.

Of course, after drinking pu-erh tea this hunger is very good for the human body, often drink pu-erh tea can not only eliminate fat and relieve fat, many of the beneficial substances in it are also beneficial to the human body.

1. Protein and amino acids: The protein content in tea is above 20%, but most of it is insoluble in water, and only albumin, which accounts for about 3.5%, is soluble in water. Free amino acids in tea leaves account for about 1 to 5% of the dry weight of tea leaves. The types of amino acids in tea, 28 kinds have been found, most of them are amino acids needed by the human body.

2, tea polyphenols: tea polyphenols is the general name of many kinds of polyphenolic compounds in tea, mainly including catechins, flavonoids, anthocyanins and phenolic acids. Catechin is the main substance of tea polyphenols, accounting for about 50-70% of the total tea polyphenols. Catechin has a variety of health effects on the human body, can prevent vascular sclerosis, anti-cancer, lower blood pressure, lower blood lipids, lower blood sugar, there are sterilization, detoxification effect.

3, caffeine: tea caffeine content of 2.5 ~ 5.0%, young leaves than the old leaf content is high. Caffeine has a stimulating, refreshing effect, there is a diuretic, the role of fat decomposition. In addition to caffeine in tea, there is a small amount of theophylline and theobromine.

4, carbohydrates: tea contains about 25-30% of carbohydrates, but most are not soluble in water. Can be dissolved in water is water-soluble free monosaccharides and disaccharides, only about 0.8 ~ 4%. Therefore, tea is a low-calorie beverage, drinking tea does not cause obesity.

5, pigment: the pigments in tea are divided into two categories: fat-soluble pigments and water-soluble pigments. Lipid pigments include chlorophyll and carotenoids. They are all beneficial to human health, and since most of them are not dissolved in water, they can only be utilized when eating tea or using tea powder.

6, organic acids: tea contains a variety of organic acids, such as oxalic acid, malic acid, citric acid, etc.. By drinking tea, these organic acids are involved in metabolism and maintain the balance of body fluids are useful.

7, aromatic substances: there are many kinds of aromatic substances in tea, hundreds in fresh leaves and more than 500 in finished tea, but the content is very small. Many aromatic substances are beneficial to the human body, some can break down fat, some can regulate the nervous system.
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