“Tea’s proper use is to amuse the idle, relax the studious, and dilute the full meals of those who cannot use exercise, and will not use abstinence.” – Samuel Johnson
People love waking up to a cup of tea. Although tea performs health benefits like protecting the bones, providing antioxidants, preventing heart diseases, it can be hazardous sometimes.
The side effects of tea can range from cancer to brittle bones.
# OESOPHAGAL CANCER:-
Drinking tea that is too hot may increase your risk of developing oesophageal cancer.
Tea leaves contain fluoride, which if consumed in excess may damage your bones severely. (Tip: Try to consure younger leaves as they contain a less amount of the chemical as compared to the older leaves.)
# THE CAFFEINE EFFECT:-
-Tea naturally contain caffeine which has innumerous side-effects like difficulty in sleeping, increased heart rate, depression,anxiety,panic attacks and much more.
– Also caffeine makes you addictive to tea. If you stop consuming it, it may cause withdrawal effects like headaches, irritability and nausea.
– The whole appearance of lustrous white teeth gets ruined due to excessive consumption of tea. The teeth gets stained due to tea.
-If we take tea with a meal which contains iron, we are not able to take benefits of iron as it binds with antioxidants of tea (flavanoids). Iron is helpful in forming haemoglobin. It is also good for health of muscles.
# OVERLOADING OF SUGAR:-
-People generally tend to add sugar to their tea. Sugar does not provide any nutrition but is added just to enhance the taste. Moreover, sugar contains a lot of calories and these add to our body fat.
-Stomach is a vital part of our body. We may experience stomach ache as it leads to sour stomach and may cause Gastroesophageal felux disease.
## WHAT TO DO??
1.Don’t drink too much tea(2-3 cups)
2.Allow it to cool for sometime
3.Don’t drink tea that is too concentrated
4.Don’t drink tea that may interfere with any medication you are taking
5.Don’t accompany tea with a meal.