Drinking multiple cups of green tea in a day? THESE are the side effects you should be wary of

Have you been drinking multiple cups of green tea to stay in shape? Well, you could be doing more harm than benefit to yourself!
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After water, tea is the most consumed beverage in the world. While most tea lovers prefer drinking black tea, it is only 20% of the tea loving population that would rather drink green tea. Green tea is made from unoxidised leaves and not processed as much as other types of teas. Thus, green tea contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols. Apart from a beverage, green tea also functions as an important ingredient in traditional Chinese and Indian medicine. In fact, Recent studies have shown that green tea can potentially have positive effects on everything from weight loss to liver disorders, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. But the most widely stated reason for consumption of green tea is the belief that the beverage aids in weight loss. Sounds too good to be true? Well, it isn’t. Here are some side effects of green tea that you should also be aware of !

 

 

Caffeine sensitivity

 

Green tea is unsafe for those who are hypersensitive to caffeine. Though green tea is relatively low in caffeine content, it still trigger multiple discomforts such as insomnia, irritability, anxiety, nausea and stomach upset. If you have been experiencing any of these, make sure that you consume only one cup of green tea and preferably in the earlier part of the day!

 

 

May cause acid reflux

 

Do not consume green tea on an empty stomach for it may lead to peptic ulcers and acid reflux. Since the tea is a potent stimulant of gastric acid, enjoy your occasional cup of green tea after a meal or between meals. You can reduce the potency of your green tea by adding some milk or sugar!

 

 

Might affect your medication

 

Those taking blood thinners (anticoagulant drugs) should drink green tea with caution due to its vitamin K content. Don’t mix green tea and aspirin since it may result to reduced clotting effectiveness of platelets. If taken with stimulant drugs, green tea could increase blood pressure and heart rate.

 

 

Could bring trouble for your kidneys

 

The polyphenols in green tea are credited with preventing heart disease and cancer. But a review of studies into the toxicity of polyphenols has shown that these same polyphenols may cause liver and kidney damage if consumed in very large quantities. So do not exceed the consumption of green tea by two cups a day.

 

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I drink 1 cup Green Tea every Night, it helps me to concentrate to study whole night, it keeps me fresh, as m preparing for Civil Services

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