Tea is one of the most widely distributed and widely consumed beverages, not just in India but worldwide. It is also the cheapest. Thus, it is affordable for everyone, from the poorest to the richest.
Whenever we feel lethargic, our first instinct is to consume tea. For a good reason, it has an unmistakable aroma.
It is packed with a bunch of benefits to our body like :
•decreased risk of heart disease,
•lowered blood sugar, and much more.
Although it can be good, some side effects to tea that you probably would not have known. In this article, we will discuss the various outcomes of tea that the media is too scared to tell you about.
Secret Side Effects of Drinking Tea
Here are five of the most common yet fatal side-effects of tea:
You may disrupt your body’s natural rhythm.
Black, white, and green teas average anywhere from 14-61 milligrams of caffeine per serving. Although it’s not as much as a cup of coffee (about 96 milligrams per cup), it can still knock your body’s natural circadian rhythm off balance. Tea or coffee can knock off our daily rhythm balance from light, stress, work, and caffeine.
You may increase your risk of esophageal cancer.
Drinking hot tea has been linked to esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (or esophageal cancer). In a study in Northern Iran, 300 histologically proven cases of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, Nearly all (98%) of the cohort participants drank black tea regularly, with a mean volume consumed of over one liter a day.
You may decrease your iron levels
Studies show that those with anemia or any other type of iron-related deficiency may want to think twice before drinking tea. Both black and green tea have been proven to limit iron bioavailability by up to 94%.
You may have to use the bathroom more often
Diuretics are substances that lead to frequent urination. Black tea and green tea are considered diuretics. Although peeing is good for your system, too much can cause damage to your kidney.
You may experience constipation
Tea and coffee contain a compound called theophylline. Consuming theophylline from tea can lead to gastrointestinal disturbances. It can also cause constipation and nausea.
Although there are side effects, it does not mean you should give up on drinking tea entirely. Consuming tea in minimal quantities is recommended for more benefits and fewer side effects.