Old people should be lighter when drinking tea.
Tea culture has a long history in China, and there are countless teas.
Therefore, many elderly people have become a habit of drinking tea to maintain their health.
However, Dr. Guo Yuan, from the Department of Geriatrics of Peking University People’s Hospital, reminded that everything has two sides. Drinking tea is also taboo and stressful. Especially for the elderly, if there is no temperance, it may be detrimental to health.
In general, the elderly drink tea, it should be light and not thick.
First of all, strong tea is easy to cause anemia in the elderly and osteoporosis.
Strong tea contains a large amount of residual acid, which can be combined with iron in food to form a complex that can not be absorbed by the body, inhibiting the body’s absorption of iron.
In addition to breakthrough absorption, strong tea will accelerate excretion and accelerate the loss of calcium in the body.
The concentration of tea in the elderly is increased, and the possibility of fracture is also possible.
As a result, drinking strong tea may affect the quality of sleep in the elderly.
When people reach old age, there will be natural changes in the quality of sleep, some deep sleep is reduced, nighttime is easy to wake up, and snoring during the day.
Drinking strong tea can disturb the autonomic nervous system of the human body, causing the elderly to be excited at night, the rest time becomes shorter, and the blood pressure rises.
Once again, drinking strong tea will increase the cardiovascular load, which is especially difficult for the elderly.
The heart function of the elderly has gradually declined with age.
Tea leaves can drink caffeine, often supplemented with strong tea. Usually people have rapid heartbeat, flustered, palpitations, chest tightness, dizziness and other symptoms.
Finally, drinking strong tea is not good for the digestive system of the elderly.
Tannic acid in strong tea will inhibit the secretion of gastric juice, recombination and digestion, causing degeneration, loss of appetite; heavy causes abdominal distension, abdominal pain, and even lead to habitual constipation, duodenal ulcer embolism.
Therefore, doctors recommend that it is best for the elderly not to drink strong tea, and to stay away from strong tea before meals, in the afternoon and before going to bed.
It is best to drink tea about 20 minutes after a meal, which can help digestion, greasy, clear stomach.
In the type of tea, black tea should be the main one. Oolong tea can diuretic and is also suitable for the elderly.
However, elderly people with cold green tea, weak gastrointestinal or constipation should not drink.