Why shouldn’t you drink cold tea?

Tea is the most popular everyday drink in the world. Average Russians

However, nutritionists warn that stagnant tea can pose a serious threat to health and can significantly spoil the quality of life.

The science

By the way, in ancient China

The alkaloids theine, tannin, theobromine and theophylline are able to calm the nervous system, they relieve fatigue and increase efficiency. Like opium, Asians used the strong infusion of black tea as anesthesia in surgical procedures.

Modern research shows that tea has a beneficial effect on all vital systems of the body. It may seem like a joke, but even radiation sickness can be treated with tea. In particular, tannin removes strontium-90 isotopes from the body. True, you need to drink it more than one cup.

Regular consumption of tea eliminates problems such as gout, scrofula, salt deposits and obesity. However, it all works for fresh tea. Oddly enough, but

In Japan, old tea leaves have been compared to snake venom. Which, of course, is exaggerated, but not devoid of meaning. Welding life

In addition, microorganisms begin to multiply in this film. This happens especially quickly if the tea was sweet. The conditions for bacteria are ideal — a warm, moist, sweet environment. Once in the stomach, they initiate fermentation and putrefaction, which manifests itself in gastritis, and with regular use of the cooled drink — ulcers.

Needless to say, forgotten tea eventually loses all its useful substances — amino acids, vitamins, etc. Only the sparingly soluble tannins remain, which make the drink bitter and hard in taste.

Of course, you won’t get poisoned with cold tea the first time, but if you do it constantly, then nothing good will happen. However, this rule applies to almost all forgotten expired products. It’s just that tea has the shortest shelf life.