IT上班族喝茶記
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我是IT上班族,我的工作是電腦程式編寫員。我每天都對著電腦,有時還會熬夜趕工,由于長時間對著電腦銀幕,我的眼睛常會感到疲勞。

爲了對抗疲勞及應付超時工作,一般的IT上班族都很依賴咖啡,因爲它可以提神。但是我卻獨愛喝茶,因爲我來自一個愛茶的家庭,我母親是營養師,由小到大媽媽就讓我們喝茶,她時常告訴我們喝茶的好處以及喝茶的方法,說我們是茶人之家也當之無愧。

媽媽說茶葉含有可轉變爲維生素A的胡蘿蔔素。維生素A具有滋養眼睛、防止夜盲症的作用。看銀幕多的人,常會感到眼睛疲勞、視力減退。多喝茶可以補充維生素B1、胡蘿蔔素等物質,這些物質在腸壁和肝臟一系列酶的作用下,轉化爲維生素A,對眼睛有保健作用。茶葉中還含有茶多酚類物質、維生素C等,它們能吸收體內放射性物質,通過大小便排出體外。長時間近距離對著銀幕,就可能受到微量X射線的侵害,使人體的白血球減少,抵抗力下降。多飲茶能減輕或消除X射線對身體的危害。

其實除了喝茶,媽媽也教我們用菊花加枸杞泡水喝,可以明目。

所以我每天都泡茶喝,在公司裏我用有濾芯的茶壺泡茶,在家我就用一套完整的茶具泡茶,泡茶可以讓我緊張的情緒得到纾解。
 
The Ties Between An IT Programmer And Tea
By Jason

I work in the IT industry as a computer programmer. The nature of my job is mainly computer-based. Sometimes, I have to stay up late to meet tight deadlines. Long hours of working in front of a computer strain my eyes. 

Most IT professionals would rely on coffee to stay alert at work. For me, I prefer tea. I come from a family that loves tea. Since young, we have been exposed to tea. My mother, who is a nutritionist, often shares with us the benefits of tea and the correct way of drinking tea.

It was from my mother whom I learnt that tea leaves contain a rich source of Beta-Carotene that is beneficial to eye sight. It also helps prevent Night Blindness. Tea provides good supplements of Vitamin-B, Beta-Carotene and other minerals that transform into Vitamin-A after a series of enzyme reaction in our body. In addition, tea leaves is also rich in phenolic compounds, Vitamin-C, etc., which has the capacity of absorbing the ionizing radiation particles stored in the body and releasing them through urination and defecation. People who spend long hours working in front of a computer are exposed to a minor degree of X-ray contamination. The X-ray contamination weakens the immune system of a person and results in a drop in the white blood cell count. Tea helps reducing or eliminating the damage done by X-ray contamination to our body.

Other than tea leaves, my mother also shared with us on how the combination of different herbs, such as Chrysanthemums and Goji Berry can help improving our eyesight.

I drink tea every day to maintain good health. At the office, I use tea pot that is equipped with a filter to make tea. At home, I would use the complete tea set and go through the full tea-brewing process to brew tea. I enjoy brewing tea as the process helps me release my tension from work.