Can’t start a day without a cup of tea? Well, then you are not alone. For most of us, how our day goes is often connected with how we begin it, & sipping a cup of tea is possibly the most general way to kick start the day. Further, ‘Chai (tea)’ is our preferred mate while it comes to pulling through long, arduous days at work.
Tea is an ancient drink, which claims to have ample health benefits. This drink includes ingredients such as caffeine, flavonoids and fluoride. According to a study, having a cup of tea thrice a day can reduce the risk of developing heart disease by 11%.
With the consumption of tea, one can remain alert even on the dull day & revive the senses. However, excessive intake of tea can even show adverse impact on your health, which you may not have thought until now.
Benefits of Drinking Tea
- Boosts immune system
- Lowers the risk of heart disease
- Shrink tumors
- Boost your mental function with the increasing age
- Lowers Hypertension or blood pressure
Though there exist many benefits, it still has some side effects, if the proportion is extremely different from normal.
Effects of consuming more Tea:
According to the latest research, drinking over four cups of tea in a day regularly increases the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis in women. Below are some of other issues caused due to the high consumption of team based on its ingredients.
Caffeine Consumption: Green & brown teas contains 40 mg of caffeine for each cup. Thus, consuming too much of it may lead to caffeine dependency, which in turn result in problems such as lack of concentration, restless, feel jittery or disrupt sleep patterns.
Reduces Iron Absorption: Tannins is another chemical compound present in tea, which interferes the body’s ability to absorb iron if drank in higher proportion. According to the sources, tea can reduce one’s capability of absorbing iron by 60%. Further, for vegetarians, who consume less iron, are prone to iron deficiency, if too much of tea is consumed.
Interrupt Some Medicines: Drinking too much of tea also interrupts, some medication. Thus, tea lovers are advised seek consent from the doctor, while going through some treatment.
How much is good or bad for health?
According to some recent studies, on an average an individual can consume, three to five cups of tea per day. Rest it depends on how your body reacts to compounds present in the tea.
“Too much of anything is too bad”, therefore drink tea in a normal proportion only to avail its benefits.