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Im literally addicted to drinking tea i drink it from when i get up to when i go to bed. As im approaching my 40's im wondering what are the risks of drinking so much tea, im considering switching to decaff as im not sure i want to give it up completely. I dont like green tea or herbal teas. Is decaff still bad for you?

joannecroston
7 months ago
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JaneWest
JaneWest7 months ago

For the last 15 years I only drank coffee but this last year I have now switched to tea i drink at least 10 cups a day I bought my kids up drinking tea and a lot of other countries only drink tea so there must be good in it somewhere 😁

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KirstyWhit29673
KirstyWhit296737 months ago

Not sure about good or bad but I switched to decaf a few years ago. I find now I get really hyper if I have caffeine. I can't taste the difference but my body can tell

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Lynibis
Lynibis7 months ago

I am sure you wouldn't have to give it up completely, can you just cut down? If you have sugar that is far more detrimental to your health than the tea, and a little milk is fine unless you are dairy intolerant.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc7 months ago

There are some risks, but as long as you keep it moderate it won't be an issue.

https://www.teaanswers.com/side-effects-tea/

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KirstyW
KirstyW7 months ago

I love my tea, but I try not to drink it with meals as it absorbes iron, that's the only issue I know of

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tumblespots
tumblespots7 months ago

That's interesting, so tea will absorb the iron in the food you eat? If I eat cabbage/spinach with my dinner but have a cup of tea too I will not get the full benefit of the iron in the cabbage/spinach? 🐞

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KirstyW
KirstyW7 months ago

tumblespots i think i watched a programme about it, and when I was trying to boost my iron levels to give blood I avoided tea in the morning when i was having breakfast with an iron tablet.

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Johnny
Johnny7 months ago

One of the biggest risks is developing an Overactive bladder (OAB). This isn't a disease. The most common symptom is a sudden, uncontrolled need or urge to urinate. Some people will leak urine when they feel this urge. Another symptom is the need to pass urine many times during the day and night. OAB is basically the feeling that you’ve β€œgotta’ go” to the bathroom urgently and too much. Tea is a diuretic, i.e. it includes caffeine which encourages your body to make more urine, and should be drunk in moderation.

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tumblespots
tumblespots7 months ago

People in the perimenoause can also have OAB and I can assure you that it isn't funny! I hadn't ever connected this with drinking tea? Could there be a link with tea? 🐞

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ACR
ACR7 months ago

Any potential risks are low unless you are drinking a ridiculous amount of tea. It's certainly much better than drinking a sugary (or even a sugar free) fizzy drink.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc7 months ago

Coca Cola that practically everyone drinks (even children) it has caffeine, but the parents and guardians let him/her drink, 'cause you know, it's Coca Cola.

Not all double standards are bad, but most are.

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