We’re all human. We love to over indulge and we constantly forget to enjoy things in moderation. Did you know that over indulging in caffeinated beverages like coffee and tea can also be harmful to our bodies. Okay, we understand that if you drink 10 plus cups of tea a day our jeans will still fit. But too much caffeine can leave your body wired and unable to properly shut down every evening.
So to ensure that every tea drinker is reaping the most benefits from their tea and not over consuming, we wanted to share how many cups of loose-leaf green tea you should drink in a day.
Research has found that drinking two to three teacups (not mugs) a day will be very beneficial to your health. Another study revealed drinking up to five cups of green tea a day has been shown to decrease risk for stomach cancer.
In small amounts, caffeine can have a number of positive effects, including a reduced risk of Alzheimer's disease. However, in excessive amounts, it can have troublesome side effects including headaches, nervousness, sleeplessness, irritability, irregular heartbeat, heartburn, dizziness, and confusion.
Although the amount of caffeine in green tea varies from brand to brand, researchers have found that an average cup of green tea provides about 100 milligrams of caffeine, so it’s ideal to not drink more than five cups of green tea per day to avoid these negative effects.
So there you have it tea lovers, it’s ideal to avoid drinking more than five cups of green tea each day.