Everyone believes that green tea is one of the healthiest drinks we have. However, if we drink too much, it could negatively affect our kidneys. However, it is rare that we are very affected by the consumption of green tea. It can also damage our livers. However, it should be noted that the health benefits of the drink far outweigh its disadvantages, provided you do not drink excessive amounts.
Scientists say you can safely drink up to ten cups of green tea a day. Problems arise when you take supplements. These can contain up to fifty times the amount of polyphenols than a cup of tea.
Experiments in rats, mice, and dogs have shown that liver poisoning can occur when animals receive excessive amounts of polyphenols.
Another problem with consuming green tea is that, believe it or not, it contains caffeine. If you have problems with caffeine, avoid green tea, as it can lead to insomnia, upset stomach, and even nausea and irritability.
If you have to take blood thinners like coumarin or warfarin, it may be best not to drink it because it contains vitamin K. Ask your doctor if you can take the drink and also find out how much is safe for you.
You should also not drink green tea and take aspirin.
During pregnancy it is not advisable to take supplements, as these are not strictly regulated. The tea itself is fine, it is the extracts and supplements that can cause problems.
Hot green tea catechins can prevent colds and flu, especially if you have it with lemon and honey instead of using sugar as a sweetener. However, the caffeine found in the drink can inhibit the body’s ability to absorb iron. However, drinking your tea with fresh squeezed lemon juice can mitigate the effect of the tea. To combat this possible lack of iron, eat plenty of foods rich in vitamin C like oranges, broccoli, other bras, and liver.
If you’re on a diet, the amount of sweeteners you add to your cup will add calories to your drink. A cup of green tea without sweeteners has zero calories.
Basically if you are a healthy person and consume this drink in moderation it should be a healthy drink. Use common sense and don’t drink large amounts of things.
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