We all know that Green tea is very healthy and is recommended also in almost every diet, but, there are some experts who warn of the dark side of this tea.
Dark secret of Green tea is that, because it contains large amounts of caffeine, it should not be mixed with an certain pharmaceutical drugs.
Researchers found that green tea may reduce the effect of some medications for colds and flu for example, so they advise caution and to talk to your doctor before about consuming green tea if you are using this medications. Antibiotics, stimulants, hormones, blood thinners, certain asthma medications are some from the list of medications which may lead to negative effect if combined with green tea.
Side effects from combination of green tea and certain medications are mostly same like side effects from overdosing with green tea, depending of amount of tea and type of medication and they can range from mild to serious, including headache, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, confusion and sleep problems.
Also, huge amount of green tea can lead to iron absorption issues, in a way that green tea reduces the bioavailability of nonheme iron, which means your body will be less able to absorb this nutrient from food. Iron is mostly found in eggs, dairy and plant foods such as beans, spinach etc. so combining green tea with these foods may lead to reduced iron absorption.
If you love green tea, to know exactly are you allowed to consume it or not, if you use some medications, it is best to consult with your doctor first, especially if you have some major health problems.