Green tea! A drink that is advised by every fitness freak around the planet is taking the world by a storm. It is definitely one of the most talked about drinks in today’s time. People have started inclining towards it because of the health benefits it offers, no matter if they have to add sugar or honey to overcome its sour taste and limit the very benefits it offered. It is widely popular for the fact that it helps people to reduce their weight. But wait! Believe it or not, green tea has a lot of side effects. It has been proved that green tea is not for everyone and that it can cause more harm than good to one’s health. Everybody is different and even the metabolism differs from one body kind to another, so what suits one person may or may not go for the other.
Keeping aside the benefits of green tea let us focus on its side effects. Are you aware that green tea contains caffeine?
The image that conjures in anybody’s mind while hearing the word caffeine is a steaming hot cup of coffee. Green tea may not have the same content as its counterpart but overconsumption of green tea (more than 4 -5 cups a day) can lead to several ailments. The most commonly known side effects of excessive intake of green tea are:
There is a huge section of the world that is already suffering from some of these symptoms. A number of these symptoms are very common to many diseases. On the other hand, there are a few illnesses in which the intensity of some of these symptoms is high, and as a result, patients suffering from these health problems are advised not to consume green tea at all, since consumption of green tea would result in making health matters worse for them. These disorders are not only physical but some of them (like anxiety) are psychological, as well.
We, humans, have a tendency of blindly following any on-going trend, be it fashion or fitness. Prevention is always a better option than cure. By this means, each one of us should be aware of what we are doing and should not carelessly follow the craze. Before adding any food or drink product to your daily routine first and foremost seek advice from your practitioner and understand how safe it is for you to indulge in its practice. Health is wealth and so each individual should take proper care of themselves. Lead a healthy and prosperous life.