FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

Drinking Too Much Tea May Cause Health Problems

Patients such as pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with heart problems or increase blood pressure, stomach ulcers, kidney or liver problems or anxiety disorders, thyroid hyperfunction, elevated susceptibility to spasm and certain psychic disorders (e.g., panicky states of anxiety), should not take tea supplements or extracts or should drink no more than one or two cups per day only because of the presence of caffeine in extracts. The risks associated with a high dose of tea are:

Drinking a large amount may cause neural tube birth defect in infants due to folic acid antagonism because of the presence of caffeine, catechins and tannic acids in green tea. Drinking tea or coffee stains or discolours the dental plaque

Increased bleeding time

Increased risk of bladder cancer

Stain esthetic restorative material in the oral cavity

Insomnia, anxiety, irritability, nausea and headaches

Stomach upset and diuresis

Heart irregularities, tremor and restlessness.

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