Are Green Tea Side Effects Something To Worry About?
Green tea side effects are very limited, and compared to the amount of benefits you receive, they are hardly an issue!
Yes - it contains caffeine, but if you don't already know, moderate amounts of caffeine is actually good for you! It helps to get your metabolism revved up, as well as promote clearer thinking. Also, the caffeine in tea (learn how to decaffeinate!) affects your body differently than it does in coffee. Instead of the sudden "jolt" you get from coffee, the caffeine in tea is spread out over a longer period of time, giving you a very subtle "lift".
A cup of coffee contains over 100 milligrams of caffeine, while a cup of green tea contains roughly 25 milligrams. You can also make it decaf yourself by steeping the leaf in water for about 45 seconds, draining the water, then letting it steep for another 2-3 minutes before you drink it.
Doing it this way eliminates about 85% of the caffeine while losing almost no flavor in the process. Like I said, the benefits from drinking green tea never stop - it's like a miracle drink!
Drinking Low-Quality Tea
Now, there have been claims against some of the larger manufacturers which supposedly cause green tea side effects such as dizziness, fatigue, headaches, and tingling in the hands or feet.
However, you shouldn't be drinking iced tea's from large manufacturers anyway so you shouldn't worry about it! We all know that large companies like Lipton put things into drinks that we probably don't want to know about. So don't drink them! Look at that gorgeous tea field - that is where you want to get your green tea from! Full leaved with all the healing nutrients you can get.
On To The Side Effects of Green Tea
Drink high quality loose leaf tea and you probably won't experience the green tea side effects that may possibly come along with drinks made from Lipton or other mass producers. I honestly can't attest to those side effects because I only drink high-quality Green Tea!
Some of the known side effects of Green Tea include gas, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain, dizziness, headache, and muscle pain. However, the researchers concluded that these side effects were "minor". However, the majority of people had no side effects. Just like people can be allergic to things like peanuts, bee stings, or other foods, they can also have reactions to green tea.
If I had to describe the side effects I would label them as "allergies" instead of green tea side effects. If you've never had tea before, you'll have to try it out and see if you get any symptoms. If you're worried, just be sure to only have a small amount the first time you try it. Sometimes your body just needs to get used to the new substance in your body.
If you are contemplating whether or not to drink tea, the green tea side effects shouldn't worry you unless you are highly sensitive to caffeine.
My advice to you is this: You never get ahead in life unless you're willing to do something out of the ordinary. Although this is only tea, its meaning carries into the rest of your life as well. That's why I think that even if you're afraid of the seemingly insignificant side effects of green tea, you should still try it out. As they say "you never know until you try!"
In my opinion the best thing to try is a green tea sampler. That way if you don't enjoy or you don't feel right drinking one tea, you still have 4 others to choose from! And for only $10, you simply can't beat the price.
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