When it rains, most of us love to have a hot cup of tea along with a plateful of pakoda. The tea is the first thing for most of us when we come back to home after a long day at work. It is in fact also used a cure for light fever and sniffles. We in a large number love our tulsi wali chai (tea prepared using tulsi leaves) or adrak wali chai (tea prepared using ginger). However, there are a few of us, who know the dark side of the tea. Taking excessive tea can lead you to have some serious health issues. Here are some frightening side effects of tea:
Theophylline, a chemical present in tea, can lead you to have dehydration during digestion and this causes constipation. Most of you believe taking a cup of tea in the morning helps you have a clear bowel movement, but its excessive intake can lead you to have constipation.
The caffeine, the most popular mood-enhancing drug, has some good as well as bad effects on our body. Taking excessive cups of tea can lead you to have anxiety, restlessness and increased heart rate.
- Sleep disorder
The excessive intake of tea can lead you to have a mild diuretic effect and sleep disorder. To have a sound sleep, you need to control your tea intake.
- Possibility of miscarriage
You know the presence of caffeine in the tea affects the development of the fetus and this poses a threat of miscarriage. Therefore, you (the pregnant women) must avoid taking tea.
- Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the worst side effect of taking tea too much. According to recent researches, men with the habit of excessive tea have higher risks of prostate cancer in comparison with the men with the habit of taking a 1-2 cup of tea a day. Disclaimer – The views and opinions mentioned here are the writers’ own thoughts or based on the talks held with some of the professionals of respective fields. Never consider the tips or ideas mentioned on Stay Young & Healthy as a substitute for physician’s advice. At Stay Young & Healthy, we strongly advise you to consult your doctor for more details.