Side effects and drawbacks of drinking green tea
In olden days, green tea was consumed only in areas where tea plantations occurred and was certainly not a global drink at all. Thanks to media, brands and internet that green tea has become a household necessity, at least in urban households. While there are many advantages to the drink, there are certain side effects and drawback too, which we will discuss in this article.
The Caffeine Habit is never too good
Tea and coffee have been the most common respite on a daily basis with most number of people taking them every time they feel like having something. Green tea, however, does not contain as much caffeine as coffee; still the consumption of it around three to five times a day is not really great for health. It could lead to upset stomach, insomnia, diarrhea, nausea or even frequent urination in some people.
Hazardous for pregnant and lactating women
For every pregnant or lactating woman, there are a number of filler diets that are unavoidable. There is always a tendency to consume some items in higher quantities and more often such items are sweets and caffeine.
The fact with green tea is that it increases the risk of miscarriages and has many other negative effects on the overall health of baby and the pregnant mother. There is a significant amount of caffeine in green tea which would be passed on to baby in case of pregnant and lactating mothers.
Green tea is Interference for Medication
The brands marketing green tea as a ‘Miracle herb’ for anticancer substance have their own well-understood agendas. However the truth is that the polyphenols present in green tea, which are marketed as healing components in green tea are actually blockers of anti cancer properties. Thus, too much of green tea may block the anti cancer property of the body and thus lead to complex health ailments.
Green tea is a no-no when fasting
Tea is often a permissible drink when we fast. It’s more consumed to avoid the cravings for food. However, the fact is that green tea can lead to toxicity when empty stomach while fasting. It increases the gastrointestinal and renal toxicity while empty stomach.
There are a number of people who believe that if they consume green tea during fasting, it would compensate for the nutrition deficiency of not taking meals, which is a complete misconception.
Green tea increases the chances of Iron Deficiency
You may not believe this, however, this is a proven fact that people who consume too much of green tea may suffer from iron deficiency. There is a component called tannins in green tea which blocks the process of iron absorption from food or anything that you intake.
Green tea leads to loss of calcium and thus osteoporosis
You may often wonder the link between green tea and osteoporosis, but it if a fact that too much of green tea consumption leads to loss of calcium from body. Green tea flushes out calcium from the body through urine and loss of calcium from the body leads to osteoporosis. Hence, it is always advisable not to consume too much of green tea, especially within women who need more amount of calcium.
Last but not the least; green tea has its own advantages on the other hand, if taken in the right proportion and not regularly. The only aspect is that if anything becomes a habit, it is never good for the body. And green tea is one such caffeine that you may be addicted to and thus may lead to a number of side effects and ailments.
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