How often do you wash your cup after drinking coffee or tea? Scientists believe that you are straining in vain; you can not wash at all. Read on.
People are divided into two types;
- drank tea/coffee, washed a mug, poured again;
- drank tea/coffee, shook out tea leaves/coffee leftovers, poured again.
By the way, people of the second type are sincerely convinced that boiling water will kill all germs when a new portion of hot drink fills the cup.
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The truth is, it’s better not to wash the cup. It’s even more hygienic than washing it every time after tea or coffee.
However, you need to know two refinements to this new rule.
- First: only you use such a cup. You can’t share.
- Second, if you do not wash a cup with the remains of cream, milk, or sugar for more than seven days, it will definitely grow some mold. In this case, rinse the cup as quickly as possible.
For the rest, you don’t have to worry; nothing will happen to your health. Most of the bacteria in the dish comes from the owner. But they are poorly transmitted to humans. Even if you drink tea from a cup during a cold, it is almost impossible to infect yourself with the disease again. The majority of viruses die soon after exiting the human body.
In some cases, a dirty cup is even cleaner than a clean one.
After all, the majority of individuals are not very attentive to the cleanliness of the dishwashing sponge. And this is one of the dirtiest things in an apartment or office.
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If consuming from a filthy cup bothers you, but you no longer trust the dishwashing sponge, do this. Place the sponge in the microwave and warm it up before washing the cup. This will disinfect it. Or keep drinking delicious tea or coffee. And don’t wash your cup. This is the norm.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker