Thursday, 6 September 2012

10 top side effects of Tea

  1. It causes a rise in blood pressure which in turn can result in a heart stroke and an increase in eye pressure worsening glaucoma.

  1. It increases the frequency of urination.

  1. Caffeine disturbs sleep patterns and causes insomnia.

  1.  Two cups of tea provide around 200 mg of caffeine, more than this amount is not advisable for pregnant women as it can lead to miscarriages.

  1.  Similarly, lactating women should avoid too much tea of their little ones will experience bowel irritability.

  1. It is interesting to know that adding milk to tea negates all the health effects of the beverage. This is because casein in the milk binds with the beneficial EGCG and prevents it from exercising a relaxing effect on arteries.

  1. Conditions linked with prolonged or excessive consumption of black tea include ovarian cancer, uterine cancer.

  1. It can also lead to irritable bowel syndrome and anemia.

  1. Tea leaves contain fluoride, older mature leaves contain more of the chemical that is known to cause osteofluorosis .In this disorder the risk of developing fracture of bone increases.

  1. Tea contains some amount of Aluminium so if it’s intake is high it can initiate Alzheimer’s disease.

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