Just the other day, I stopped at one of my best restaurants for breakfast. I made my order and as I was awaiting it to come, an elderly couple in the room caught my attention. The man was reading a newspaper while enjoying a cup of coffee, the lady was dipping a tea bag in and out her cup of tea. After she finished, she wrapped the tea bag around a spoon and to my surprise, she squeezed up to the last drop out of it.
You might be as confused as I got that day on whether to squeeze tea bags to the last drop or to just leave it like that after several dipping in our tea cups.
Benefits of squeezing
We have all used tea bags and experienced the leaking after dipping it in and out of our cups. Sometimes if not careful, the leaking liquid has messed up our clothes. To avoid the problem of a leaking tea bag, then the only solution is squeezing it dry after use.
Easy to dispose
A dry tea bag is much easy to dispose than a leaking one. When it is dry, you can comfortably place it on the restaurant or dinner table, compared to one that is dripping all over. It is less messy on the table and table clothes is witnessed from a dry tea bag. Even when thrown in the dustbins, a dry one will be less messy. It will not attract insects or bring a bad smell easily.
Some people will argue it out in terms of being economical. They see throwing them as a wastage. We bought the pieces hence they should be fully utilized, squeezing it out dry brings a feeling of my money did not go wasted.
Disadvantages of squeezing
Can being neat or clean and economical end up ruining your great breakfast? Below are some of the bad side of squeezing dry your tea bag.
Tannings and oils that make your cup bitter are released when you dry up your packet completely. This might be the cause of you not enjoying your morning cup. Hence, you should be very careful when drying the packet and getting all the contents.
Release fannings in your tea
While trying to get all the contents out, you might end up breaking the packet and allowing all the materials in your drink. This will be an embarrassment and also a loss to you. The solution to a dripping tea bag is gently squeezing it out and disposing them in a slightly soggy manner. But if you still think squeezing is better, herbal tea bags will work for you. Their full potential is got from squeezing dry the contents.
Natural foods can really give a natural boost, all you need to do is to identify the type of foods and add them to your daily consumption. Consuming the foods below will boost your happiness as well as giving other health benefits:
It is a leafy green vegetable, and among one of the healthiest food on your plate. It is growing to be among latest darlings in the nutrition scene. The vegetable can be prepared in many different ways, you can invent your way of preparing it too. Kale contains phytonutrients, which are molecules found in plants and in a great way helps our brains. They also contain a vitamin known as folate which is used as a supplement in treating depression. This clearly shows that by taking kale our moods will be boosted to smile, and also that it gives us vitamins like folate.
You have heard from so many people and even from reading materials that you need to eat salmon. However, there are a variety of fish you can go for. Oysters, clams and mussels are also options as brain foods. Seafood contains omega 3 fats which are important nutrients in the body but majorly makes us happy. Other health benefits of fish include, gives us, B-12 iodine, DHEA and selenium, all of the listed are important for a happy and healthy brain.
Over time nuts have earned a reputation as good sources of antioxidants friendly to the heart. They also contain healthy fats. Pecans, almonds, and walnuts are among the nuts which offset hormonal balances in ladies and also take away symptoms of anxiety, irritability and depression. This is attributed to high levels of serotonin which brings a feeling of calmness and happiness.
Beans are very useful and a very affordable way of eating healthy. Include them either in main course or as a side dish and you will be doing your body a great favor. Beans contain large amounts of iron, which is a mineral known to boost both energy and mood. They also contain phytonutrients which helps in keeping away diseases and making the body function in healthy. Beans also contain fiber and folate.
Some years back, eggs were discouraged under grounds that they contain cholesterol. But a research showed that taking eggs for breakfast is a great way to start your day. Eggs are loaded with folate, B-12, healthy fats and proteins, all which work super for the brain. The part of egg called the yolk contains carotenoids, which earns it a yellow color and is said to bring optimism.