Green mountain tea 50g
"Avramoglou" Green mountain tea 50g
Mountain Tea is a valuable herb that thrives on the Greek mountains. It has vitamins and therapeutic properties, that make it a good guardian for our immune system. It is also one of the few herbs that have no contradictions nor side-effects due to over consumption, making it an excellent choice to enjoy safely, in cold winter and hot summer days, warming or refreshing our body and shielding our health.
Points need to be stressed out:
Green tea is a plant which is rich in caffeine, therefore highly addictive and harmful, when consumed in large quantities. Caffeine is usually associated with coffee, but 4- 5 cups of green tea per day could lead to various health problems such as anxiety, diabetes, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, irritable bowel syndrome, irregular heartbeat etc.
Catechins in the green tea, reduce the absorption of iron by our bodies and this can eventually lead to anemia. Its consumption along with meals should be avoided as our body may not be able to use all the nutrients from the foods we eat. This could somehow be diminished, if the foods we eat are rich in iron and vitamin C.
Green tea is known to interact with various drugs and should be avoided in certain cases, such as consuming it with stimulant drugs that speed up the functioning of the nervous system. Dizziness, increased blood pressure and increased heart rate could be some of the side effects.
Green tea supplements are commercially available. Although, the opinion of a well-appointed doctor should be taken, before their consumption, especially due to the high risk of unwanted side effects in the liver from the polyphenols, found in this tea.
Green tea is a healthy product and contains several beneficial ingredients, but it should be consumed wisely by specific groups of people.