We are constantly told that green tea is healthy and it helps is detoxification, losing weigh and has other health benefits. Alas, we not informed, as often, of the side effects of consuming it on a regular basis. Perhaps, it is a better option than tea with sugar but it is, most certainly, not the healthiest beverage out there.
You must have read extensively about the benefits of gulping down warm cups of green tea. Here are the lesser known facts about green tea, that may change your perception of it.
Like all kinds of tea, green tea also contains caffeine, and caffeine causes anxiety. It only brings bad news for people who suffer with anxiety disorder.
Although, green tea has become somewhat of a ready to cure headaches, the caffeine present in it, if consumed for long can be the very reason for developing headaches in the long run.
-Causes Deficiency of Iron and weak bones
Surely, it detoxifies bodies, but it washes out more that just toxins. Green tea flushes out iron and calcium from the body in great amounts,, which lead to deficiency in the two important elements required to stay fit.
-Irregularity in Heartbeat
Coming back to the topic of caffeine, which if consumed over 200gms is likely to cause heart burn and irregularity in heart beat.
Pregnant women should stay miles away from green tea and caffeine, in general. Green tea and other caffeine induced products are highly likely to cause miscarriage.
An antioxidant substance, catechises, present in green tea can have a bad effect on the mitochondria which is the powerhouse of cells. If consumed in large quantity, this substance can cause damage to liver.
-Weaken Eye Sight
As difficult as it may be to connect the dots. Doctors inform that green tea puts a lot of pressure on the eyes which in turn causes glaucoma. The generated pressure can have an effect on the eyes for as long as 90 minutes.