Tea is a healthy and healthy drink, which provides interesting benefits and qualities for health. But an excess in its consumption can lead to certain risks and problems.
Tea has become a tremendously popular drink, about which, in fact, in some countries (such as Japan or China) there is a great tradition that has lasted for millennia. For years it has come to our country to stay, and every day it is common in many houses and homes to enjoy the warmth – and the qualities – that a delicate cup of tea offers us. But, how much amount could we take a day at most, without exceeding its consumption?
We know everything that surrounds the world of tea, an extremely interesting natural drink from both a nutritional and healthy point of view (being very rich in antioxidants). Not surprisingly, we know the properties and benefits most important of the white tea, the green tea and black tea.
However, today we are going to deal with an extremely interesting question to take into account, and one that many readers have been asking us for a few weeks now.
How many amount of tea (cups) can be taken a day at most?
Both nutrition experts and tea specialists advise that the most appropriate and convenient thing is to drink between one or two cups of tea a day, consuming about 2.5 grams of tea for each drink (a sachet or a teaspoon of dried leaves).
It should be noted that the different components of tea can affect both hypertensive and pregnant women, and those who have sleep problems.
For this fact, it is necessary to consult our doctor when we want to drink more tea, especially if we are taking any medication or if we suffer from any disease.
When is the best time of day to drink tea?
Although any time of the day can be very good, or be appetizing for tea, it is more advisable to take it both at breakfast and after meals.
It is not advisable to take it in the middle of the afternoon or during dinner, since due to its caffeine content, you may run the risk of staying awake and later having trouble falling asleep, especially if you are very sensitive to its stimulating effect.
This is what happens to your body if you drink a lot of tea (side effects and consequences of excess tea)
As we indicated previously, although tea is a drink that provides many interesting benefits, an excess in its consumption can be detrimental to health. Moreover, it is a drink whose intake is not recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure, have some type of problem, disease or heart condition, and for pregnant women, mainly due to the presence of theine (a natural stimulant that we find in any variety of tea, in greater or less quantity depending on the type).
It is also not a suitable drink for those who suffer from insomnia, sleep problems, epilepsy, or generally tend to suffer from stress or anxiety problems. Especially if your consumption is higher than recommended, especially in the case of green tea.
Thus, according to a study, in the United States, consuming green tea in excess can cause problems such as irritability and insomnia, dizziness, palpitations, nausea, vomiting, headache and loss of appetite.
The reason? Precisely, and as we mentioned before, it is due to the presence of theine, which is actually a type of caffeine that can also receive this name.
Therefore, the recommendation is never to exceed 2 cups of tea a day, regardless of the variety we choose. Thus, if what we want is to enjoy its properties, and we do not suffer from any type of condition or health problem that makes its consumption not recommended, the ideal is to take between 1 to 2 cups per day.