I often hear some friends say that keeping the habit of drinking tea after meals can not only help digestion, but also protect the spleen and stomach, kidney and liver of the human body. Is this credible? What is the truth?
According to research, caffeine and flavanol compounds in tea can enhance gastrointestinal peristalsis, so it is helpful for food digestion and effectively prevent the occurrence of digestive organ diseases. So after eating a meal, especially after eating more fatty food, drinking a little tea is good for your health.
It is reported that oolong tea has a unique ability to decompose fat, so when eating more animal and plant fat food, drinking strong tea, especially oolong tea, can help to drain excess fat out of the body. Because of the weight-loss effect of this effect, oolong tea sells well in Japan with hundreds of millions of cans per year; strong tea is also commonly used in the former Soviet Union to treat gastrointestinal diseases.
Tea can not only help human digestion, but also stop bleeding caused by gastric ulcer, because tea polyphenols contained in tea can adhere to the wound of stomach like a film, playing a protective role.
In addition, tea can also absorb harmful substances, not only can “purify” microorganisms in digestive tract organs, but also can carry out unique chemical purification on stomach, kidney and liver. Therefore, strong tea is also called “artificial liver” by some people.