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A 31-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to drink 1 cup of green tea daily? i don't want to loose weight, just be healthier.

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Dr. Paul Abramson
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Unless you are extremely sensitive to caffeine (there's some caffeine in green tea), one cup a day should be safe for most people. But best in the morning so it doesn't interfere with sleep.
Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Forget green tea: Green tea is the latest in a long line of overhyped nutritional products. Claims include weight loss, better health, longer life, better endurance. Do not believe the hype. Yes green tea contains some anti-oxidants and phytonutrients, but it still contains caffiene which is a stimulant and has duiretic properties. Too much green tea is not good for you.
Last updated Jun 10, 2015


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