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Green tea, a real cup of goodness or a myth, know what?


Topic sounds weird. Right ?


But what if I say it's true. Indeed, Green Tea has some benefits but what about the side effects?


Green Tea has tons of benefits for our body but if the good things come frequently in excessive amounts in our body they do have some side effects.

Nowadays people are misguided by the awesome marketing strategies to sell out the product, and the biggest example is Green Tea. People start consuming Green Tea on a daily basis with excessive amounts in a day in order to get slim in a short time. But everything has its pros and cons. And Green Tea also has side effects.


The Benefits:


Green Tea helps to remove numbness and give instant freshness, It is beneficial in reducing the risk of cancer, it has protective effect against heart disease, increase metabolism and give antioxidants etc.


The Side effects:


Green Tea is considered one of the safest and healthiest beverages to consume. But, there are several things to keep in mind when drinking green tea. Excessive Green Tea causes many problems starting from Headache, vomiting, diarrhea, insomnia etc. So let's discuss all of them in details:-


Insomnia - Green tea contains small amounts of caffeine, but still causes sleeping problems for people, this is because green tea prevents the release of hormones like melatonin, which aid in sleep. Green Tea increases alertness and focus—something that disrupts the sleep of the individuals.

Iron Deficiency - Antioxidants present in Green Tea hinder the iron absorption in the human body. This side effect can be particularly dangerous for people who suffer from anemia or other disease where iron deficiency is present.

Bones Problems - Green Tea compounds inhibits the absorption of calcium, resulting in a deterioration of bone health. Excess consumption of green tea increases the risk of bone disease such as osteoporosis in sensitive individuals. To avoid that limit your intake of green tea and switch to water.


Stomach issues - Green tea has caffeine in some amount that produces a laxative effect which stimulates the colon muscles to contract and release more frequently. this results in Diarrhea. It also contains Tannin which results in High Acidity in your stomach. To avoid these side effects, do not drink green tea on an empty stomach.


Headache - Caffeine present in Green Tea leads to Headache in some people because of it's excessive use. People who suffer from daily headache problems must avoid drinking Green Tea on a daily basis.

Who must avoid Green Tea ?


Those with below mentioned conditions should avoid green tea-

  • Pregnant Women

  • Diabetic Patients

  • Anxiety Patients

  • Glaucoma Patients

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)


If not Green Tea then what ?


Now here comes the common question - if not Green Tea then what ?

So let me tell you that water is the best replacement for any drink in the world, and there are no side effects like other drinks except frequent visits to the bathroom. Even if you feel dizzy while working out and want some pre workout you can go with coconut water, juices and coffee too. But always discuss your diet plan, pre and post workout drink and meal with your Coach, and do as he/she suggests.


Do comment your suggestions below and Keep reading for such informative articles. Stay healthy and active!

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