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GREEN TEA: BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS
Neeraj Yadav

GREEN TEA: BENEFITS AND SIDE EFFECTS

15-Dec-2015 | | Total View : 6094 |

There is nothing better than a cup of tea in cold winter morning. Everyone loves it with the snacks, and Tea is the most drinkable liquid in the world after water. But we all know that Tea is made from milk and for fit body milk tea is our enemy. Here Green Tea comes.

In the past few years you heard a lot about green tea or you can see some green tea ads on T.V. or banners easily. In latest Green Tea ads they said it’s good for health it can reduce your weight as well as this will also work as an anti-aging treatment naturally. But are these ads true? Can Green Tea really have these benefits?

Yes! Green Tea really has these benefits and lots more. But there are also some side effects of green tea. Let’s discuss about them.

 

At first we will talk about benefits of Green Tea:

1 – Reduce Risk For Cancer:

Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. It is one of the world’s leading causes of death.

Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. It is one of the world’s leading causes of death. Green tea is an excellent source of powerful antioxidants, so it makes perfect sense that it could reduce your risk of cancer.

It is important to keep in mind that it may be a bad idea to put milk in your tea, because it can reduce the antioxidant value

 

2 – Improve Health:

Many of the bioactive compounds in the tea leaves do make it into the final drink, which contains large amount of important nutrients.

Green Tea is loaded with powerful antioxidant’s that can reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. These free radicals are known to play a role in aging and all sorts of diseases. Green tea also has small amounts of minerals that are important for health.

 

3 – Great for Mind:

Green tea does more than just keep you awake, it can also make you smarter.

Green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, but enough to produce an effect. It also contains the amino acid L-theanine, which can work synergistically with caffeine to improve brain function.

 

4 – Depression:

Theanine is an amino acid naturally found in tea leaves. It is this substance that is thought to provide a relaxing and tranquilizing effect and be a great benefit to tea drinkers.

 

5 –Heart Disease:

Scientists think, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping keep them stay relaxed and better able to withstand changes in blood pressure. It may also protect against the formation of clots, which are the primary cause of heart attacks.

 

6 – Weight Loss:

If you look at the ingredients list for any fat burning supplement, chances are that green tea will be on there.

Green tea increases the metabolism. The polyphenol found in green tea works to intensify levels of fat oxidation and the rate at which your body turns food into calories.

 

7 – Anti-viral and Anti-bacterial:

Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

 

8 – Anti-Ageing:

Tea catechins are strong antibacterial and antiviral agents which make them effective for treating everything from influenza to cancer. In some studies green tea has been shown to inhibit the spread of many diseases.

 

SO these are some most common benefits of Green Tea, but there are also some side effects of Green Tea that you should know before start drinking Green Tea.

Green tea is LIKELY SAFE for most adults when consumed in moderate amounts. 

Drinking too much green tea — more than five cups per day, for example — is POSSIBLY UNSAFE

Some common side effects from Green Tea are-

1 - Heart conditions:

Caffeine in green tea might cause irregular heartbeat.

 

2 – Diabetes:

Caffeine in green tea might affect blood sugar control. If you drink green tea and have diabetes, monitor your blood sugar carefully.

 

3 – Anaemia:

Green tea catechins can cause a decrease in the absorption of iron from food. If you have iron-deficiency like anaemia, the National Cancer Institute recommends consuming tea between meals. If you like to drink green tea with your meal, then studies show you should eat foods that enhance iron absorption. Foods high in iron include meats such as red meat and foods high in Vitamin C, such as lemons.

 

4 – Diarrhea and IBS:

The caffeine in green tea, especially when taken in large amounts, can worsen diarrhea and symptoms of IBS.

 

5 - Pregnancy and Breast-Feeding:

Green tea contains caffeine, and a high level of consumption of green tea during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of miscarriages and a number of other negative effects.

Completely avoiding green tea would be the best option. For lactating women, the caffeine in green tea can pass into breast milk and affect the nursing infant.

 

 

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