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Does green tea have any side effects?

Does green tea have any side effects?

Yes, from caffeine: Green tea has many health benefits, due to its antioxidant effects. There is evidence it can prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease, improve immune function, prevent tooth decay, lower blood sugar and stimulate weight loss. It is safe and generally well tolerated, but it does contain caffeine (though decaffeinated forms are available). Thus, the most common side effects are due to excess caffeine, including insomnia, anxiety, heart palpitations, nausea and vomiting. However, the amount of caffeine in green tea is about 1/4 the amount in coffee, so one will not likely experience such effects unless they drink large quantities. There is also the potential for large amounts of green tea to interact with certain medications- for example, it can reduce the effects of Coumadin (warfarin) (but then again, thousands of substances interact with coumadin!) and lower blood levels of lithium. See http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm for more information. ...Read more

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Does the green ginger tea have any side effects if taken frequently ?

Does the green ginger tea have any side effects if taken frequently ?

Like most things: green tea and ginger are helpful when used moderately. They are both mild stimulants so excessive amounts (all day long) may create a feeling of being hyper. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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1.Which flavour in Lipton green tea reduces cholestrol and fat? 2.Does it have any side effects? 3.Consuming Lipton Tea have any side effects for T

1.Which flavour in Lipton green tea reduces cholestrol and fat? 

2.Does it have any side effects?

3.Consuming Lipton Tea have any side effects for T

Very good but...: Green tea has many proven health benefits;it's rich in antioxidants like catechins.Among the proven benefits of green tea: preventing cardiovascular disease & many diff. cancers, lowers cholesterol & blood sugar, protects the liver. The main side effects are due to caffeine but decaf forms are available.Lipton is OK but I advise organic teas. See http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/green-tea ...Read more

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Closemeyer slimming green tea, properties and side effects?

I Can not provide: Information about this specific product but can discuss green tea in general. The leaves contain antioxidant polyphenols. Studies show that the polyphenols in green tea have an anti-carcinogenic effect as well as leading to a reduced heart disease death rate. The linus pauling institute reported a study that suggested that green tea can assist with glycemic control. A study by maastricht. ...Read more

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Green tea has many known benefits. I try to have 1-2 tea bags worth tea daily. Any side effects I should be aware of?

Green tea has many known benefits. I try to have 1-2 tea bags worth tea daily. Any side effects I should be aware of?

Blocks vitamin absop: Green tea can block absorption of certain nutrients, vitamins and proteins.It also has caffeine and side effects of caffeine not able to sleep and increase in heart rate etc. If you are pregnant or are thinking about getting pregnant you should not drink green tea as large amount of green tea can cause neural tube birth defects in babies so drink green tea in moderation. ...Read more

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What are common side effects that come with drinking green tea?

What are common side effects that come with drinking green tea?

Green tea: Is generally very safe & has positive effects on health. If you drink 5 or more cups of caffeinated green tea it can cause an increase in blood pressure for some people, as well as GI upset (nausea, vomiting or loose stools), irritability or insomnia. It can interact with some medications. It could aggravate anxiety disorders, diabetes & some bleeding disorders. Recommend decaffeinated tea. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse side effects of drinking green tea?

Are there any adverse side effects of drinking green tea?

Watch caffeine: Green tea is proven to have remarkable health benefits because it's rich in antioxidant polyphenols known as catechins, as well as L-theanine which has a calming effect. In general the more the better but it does have some caffeine and too much caffeine can make you jittery, raise blood pressure etc. so consider decaf if drinking lots. See http://tinyurl.com/nrafp28 and http://tinyurl.com/zrpxkrx ...Read more