4 possible green tea side effects
Green tea side effects are rare for the average adult drinking in moderation I regularly drink green tea and I feel great
I live in Japan where most everyone has 2 or 3 cups a day Negative effects of green tea isnâ€™t really a common topic Itâ€™s usually the other way around
But thatâ€™s not to say that there arenâ€™t any possible side effects If you have concerns, it would be best to speak to your doctor before starting to drink green tea
The following are some possible side effects of green tea
1 Stomach upset and constipation
In Japan and China, it is common knowledge that you shouldnâ€™t drink green tea on an empty stomach The green tea tannins increase stomach acid So, if you drink green tea before eating, it may give you a stomachache, a nauseous feeling, or cause constipation
It is best to drink green tea after a meal or in-between meals People with peptic ulcers or acid reflux should be especially careful You can try adding milk if it continuously causes stomachaches
2 Sensitivity to caffeine
Green tea has less caffeine than coffee or black tea, but it still contains caffeine So, how much is too much green tea? WebMD says more than five cups Drinking too much green tea can cause caffeine intolerance and minerals overdose
A moderate amount of caffeine is less than 200 mg a day Too much caffeine can cause the following side effects
- Sleep problems
- Irregular heartbeat
- Ringing in the ears
Caffeine may also interact with some medications If youâ€™re worried about the caffeine in green tea, you can try Houji-cha or Bancha, which contains lower levels of caffeine
Houji Bancha at a Green Tea Shop in Uji, Japan
3 Decreased intake of iron
Green tea catechins can cause a decrease in the absorption of iron from food
If you have iron-deficiency anemia, 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 Drug interactions
If you are taking prescription drugs, you should check to make sure there are not any drug interactions with green tea The University of Maryland website shows a list of possible interactions
Side effects from drinking green tea are rare Now, if you are taking a green tea extract, that is a different story Read more
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Cabrera, C, Artacho, R, & Giménez, R (2006) Beneficial effects of green tea â€“ A review Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 25(2), 79-99
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