10 reasons to rethink your love for green tea

First Published 9, Apr 2016, 9:57 AM IST

Green tea contains caffeine: 

Now, this might come as a surprise to you, but green tea actually contains a very small dose of caffeine. Consuming too many green teas a day can lead to a state of restlessness and insomnia.

Green tea contains caffeine: Now, this might come as a surprise to you, but green tea actually contains a very small dose of caffeine. Consuming too many green teas a day can lead to a state of restlessness and insomnia.

Jitters:

Excessive consumption of green tea can also lead to an increase in anxiety and jitters.

Jitters: Excessive consumption of green tea can also lead to an increase in anxiety and jitters.

Medication: 

If you’re on any kind of medication, green tea should be avoided. This is because it interferes with the medicines, and often aggravates medical conditions like asthma, blood thickening etc.

Medication: If you’re on any kind of medication, green tea should be avoided. This is because it interferes with the medicines, and often aggravates medical conditions like asthma, blood thickening etc.

Miscarriages:

Green tea is known to induce heat in the body if one has too much of it. Thus, it should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women.

Miscarriages: Green tea is known to induce heat in the body if one has too much of it. Thus, it should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women.

Sweetened green tea is unhealthy: 

If  you’re in a habit of consuming sweetened green tea, this will hinder your weight-loss efforts. Not only are their high in calories, but consuming too many sweetened green teas is likely to give you a sugar high, which is not good.

Sweetened green tea is unhealthy: If you’re in a habit of consuming sweetened green tea, this will hinder your weight-loss efforts. Not only are their high in calories, but consuming too many sweetened green teas is likely to give you a sugar high, which is not good.

Toxicity: 

Consuming green tea while fasting turns green tea into a toxic substance. This then interferes with liver and lung by producing toxins.

Toxicity: Consuming green tea while fasting turns green tea into a toxic substance. This then interferes with liver and lung by producing toxins.

Iron deficiency:

Consumption of too much green tea might lead to an iron deficiency. Green tea contains an element called tannin, which restricts the iron from being absorbed via digestion.

Iron deficiency: Consumption of too much green tea might lead to an iron deficiency. Green tea contains an element called tannin, which restricts the iron from being absorbed via digestion.

Worsens anxiety:

Green tea is known for worsening anxiety if consumed in a large quantity.

Worsens anxiety: Green tea is known for worsening anxiety if consumed in a large quantity.

Weakens leg muscles and tissues:

Too much green tea means frequent urination. During urination, the calcium content in our body is flushed out.  The calcium in our body is an agent that strengthens muscles and muscle fibres.

Weakens leg muscles and tissues: Too much green tea means frequent urination. During urination, the calcium content in our body is flushed out. The calcium in our body is an agent that strengthens muscles and muscle fibres.

Effects male reproductive capacity: 

Green tea is said to affect testosterone level in rodents, and studies prove that the effect could be same on humans, too.

Effects male reproductive capacity: Green tea is said to affect testosterone level in rodents, and studies prove that the effect could be same on humans, too.

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