Monday, January 22, 2018

Green Tea Good for Health, But if too much?

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Green tea from the past until now known to have many positive benefits for our bodies. In addition to helping the diet or fat loss process, reduce the risk of cancer, green tea is also called contain antioxidants that can counteract free radicals.

So? dn't be surprised if then the positive image is so attached to green tea as a health drink. Moreover, lately has been a lot of innovation to consume green tea, in the form of smoothies, packaged tea drinks, biscuits, and other foods.

But the following news may not want you to hear. In the media we've seen a 16-year-old girl from England hospitalized for severe liver damage after drinking three cups a day of Chinese herbal tea she ordered online.

In each cup of tea he drank, found a large concentration of green tea used to help lose weight. Excessive levels can block the liver to do its job. If the liver work is problematic, it can potentially infection in the gastrointestinal tract.

Another thing to note regarding green tea, "Tanin in green tea can inhibit the absorption of non-heme iron," said Mike Roussell, Ph.D. (a consultant in the field of nutrition)

That means your body will be disturbed to take iron from vegetable sources, such as nuts, eggs, or milk. However, green tea does not seem to affect the absorption of iron from a heme source, such as meat.

Even so, according to Mike, the benefits of green tea outweigh the risks. One cup of green tea has a lower caffeine content than coffee, which is about 25 to 50 milligrams. Usually caffeine dosage at coffee is between 95 to 200 milligrams per cup.

As a safe step, Mike suggested that the consumption of green tea is not excessive. Make sure there is no caffeine buildup, and there is no iron absorption problem. For maximum absorption of antioxidants from green tea, Mike suggests taking them on an empty stomach.

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