One of the reasons why get out of bed in the morning is my tea. You can not live without. I get up, put the water to boil and then prepare a cup, let it sit for the recommended four to five minutes. Then add a little milk and enjoy. Otherwise, why bother to get up and get dressed?
But I drink black tea as much, at least two cups in the morning. Tea is good for you! But green tea is not supposed to be better? I tried the green tea brands purchased loose leaf quality and a pot of precious Chinese tea for inspiration, but the wood flavor does not appeal. I’m missing out on important health benefits? Yes and no.
Because the story in green tea is a bit more complicated than it seems. If you are drinking green tea for the good of their health and your waist (which reportedly good for increasing metabolism to burn calories), consider the side effects of green tea diet and symptoms green tea.
What is green tea?
Green Tea is made from the dried leaves and steamed the plant Camellia sinensis of the, a shrub native to Asia. The black tea is made from the same plant, but from leaves that have been fermented. This fermentation may be why some healthy levels, such as antioxidants, compounds in tea are reduced.
Green tea contains large amounts of chemicals known as polyphenols, which have antioxidant properties. The main group of polyphenols in green tea are called catechins. Green tea has been used as herbal in traditional medicine for centuries, for numerous ailments, including stomach problems, vomiting and diarrhea.
How Green tea works?
Research can not fully explain. Polyphenols may be able to prevent inflammation and swelling, which helps protect the cartilage between bones and reduce joint discomfort.
Green tea also contains 2 to 4 percent caffeine, less coffee, but enough to encourage thinking and alertness. That’s what I like tea. That Shake is addictive! Caffeine also stimulates the nervous system, heart and muscles by increasing the release of chemicals in the brain called “neurotransmitters”. So much good.
Know the side effects of green tea
But there is a downside. Drinking too much of it leads me to my next point: Side effects of green tea. If you drink more than five cups a day, you go overboard on caffeine and may experience these effects of green tea:
- Diabetes :. Consumption could affect control of blood sugar
- Diarrhea can make it much worse
- Anxiety disorders where nervousness, headaches and upset stomach .
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can worsen diarrhea and may worsen IBS symptoms
- Coagulation disorders :. It can increase the risk of bleeding
- Heart conditions :. It may cause irregular heartbeat, especially if taken with stimulant drugs
- Glaucoma: Could you increase the pressure inside the eye. The increase occurs within 30 minutes and lasts for at least 90 minutes.
- High blood pressure: may increase blood pressure in people with high blood pressure . However, this does not seem to occur in people who regularly drink green tea or other products containing caffeine.
- Osteoporosis: You can increase the amount of calcium, essential for healthy bones, which empties out in the urine
- nutritional deficiencies :. The binding action of polyphenols may make it harder for the body to absorb certain medications and iron supplements
- Pregnant or lactating women should not drink green tea in large quantities. Caffeine can cross the placenta and affect the fetus and can also be passed along in breast milk.
Green tea can also interact with some prescription drugs and treatments, so please talk to your doctor before drinking green tea on a regular basis.
So while you’re reading all the news benefits of green tea like the recent reports of its ability to help memory momentum know that “everything in moderation” certainly applies here.
Karen Hawthorne is editor in Health and eTalk BelMarraHealth.com. Karen has worked for the National Post, Postmedia News, CBC Radio Vancouver, the Edmonton Journal, the Register of Kitchener-Waterloo and the Cobourg Daily Star, reporting on health news and trends in lifestyle for more than 15 years .
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