Green tea can cause diarrhea

Green tea: effects and side effects of the tea variety

Asians appreciate green tea because of its positive effects on health. However, the popular drink also has side effects. We have summarized for you what you should know as a green tea drinker.

Green tea: numerous positive properties

Green tea has many healthy properties. Not least because of this, herbal tea is so valued and enjoyed in Asia.

  • Green tea works against viruses, bacteria, inflammation and even against fungi.
  • In addition, the aromatic tea lowers the cholesterol level in the blood and thus not only prevents cardiovascular diseases, but also noticeably lowers blood pressure and protects the blood vessels from calcification.
  • Green tea stimulates the metabolism, especially the fat metabolism. It accelerates fat burning and is one of the teas that are suitable for losing weight.
  • Green tea supports your health in the long term by strengthening your immune system. This makes you more resistant to diseases of all kinds.
  • Another positive property of green tea is that it improves the cells' insulin sensitivity, which in turn delays or avoids the development of type 2 diabetes.
  • Thanks to the caffeine content, green tea naturally also makes you fit - your performance is increased both mentally and physically.

Green tea: do not ignore the side effects

The caffeine contained in green tea and the tannins, the tannins, can cause problems. Unfortunately, there is no green tea without caffeine, as you can read in another article.

  • Regular or excessive consumption of green tea can lead to irritability and sleep problems. Palpitations and arrhythmias can also occur.
  • A slight dizziness after consuming green tea is due to the caffeine content, as is the nervousness.
  • Since green tea has a diuretic effect, this can lead to increased thirst and dry skin.
  • People with sensitive stomachs can react to green tea with stomach problems.
  • How pronounced the side effects of green tea are depends on several factors: The preparation, i.e. the steeping time, and the dosage play a role here, as does the amount of green tea you drink daily. In another article we will show you how to properly prepare green tea.
  • Your own physical condition is not irrelevant for the occurrence and severity of side effects. Everyone is different - one reacts more, the other less strongly.
  • You should be careful when consuming green tea during pregnancy and breastfeeding. As with coffee, the caffeine passes through the placenta into the child's blood and certain amounts of caffeine can lead to a miscarriage. The caffeine can also be passed on to the child through breast milk.

In the next post we will look at another very popular type of tea and clarify whether or not peppermint tea is harmful.