What are the benefits of Thai blue tea?

19.06.2024/08/31 XNUMX:XNUMX    12

Over the past year, Chang Shu blue tea has earned the title of the most Instagrammed drink — it is used to make a sky-blue tea latte, added to various cocktails and other photogenic drinks. But in addition to its attractive appearance, Chang Shu also has many health benefits. We understand what blue tea is, how to drink it and what benefits it can bring to the body.

Formally, Chang Shu is not tea leaves, but the flowers of the Thai orchid Anchan. In Asian countries, decoction of anchan was used since ancient times, but it reached us relatively recently. Despite all the useful properties, Chang Shu has almost no taste, which makes it possible to use it not only as a drink, but also as a natural dye.

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Anchana flowers are a real source of vitamins and minerals. The decoction is rich in vitamins of group B, vitamins C, D and K, potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, as well as many useful plant acids. Chang Shu stimulates blood supply to organs, cleans blood vessels and can help prevent heart disease. In addition, the drink normalizes the work of the nervous system, stimulates the brain and improves memory.

Plant compounds - anthocyanins - are responsible for the bright color of the drink. Their beneficial properties are similar to vitamin P: they have bactericidal, anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous effects. Natural antioxidants polyphenols, which Chang Shu is rich in, protect cells from damage by free radicals, prevent the development of inflammatory and oxidative processes in cells.

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Chang Shu contains the substance L-carnitine - a natural fat burner. Of course, you should not count on it alone, but together with training and proper nutrition, it can significantly speed up the process of losing weight, increase endurance and resistance to physical exertion.

To make a tea, steep dried anchan flowers in hot water at the rate of 1 teaspoon per 200 ml. of water and let it brew for 5-7 minutes. Do not leave the drink for too long, it can become bitter. You can add mint, clove or lemon to Chang Shu - then its juice will change the color of the tea purple.

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