Although green tea is often mentioned to have many health benefits, still, anything that is excess is not good. So, what is the safe limit of drinking it?
“One or two cups is enough,” said Dr. Zuo Feng Zhang of UCLA, as quoted by FitSugar.
Meanwhile, experts from the University of Maryland Medical Center also suggest that two to three cups of green tea are powerful to provide health benefits to the body.
However, drinking up to five cups of green tea a day has also been proven to reduce the risk of gastric cancer.If you want to lose weight, a study even says that green tea can be taken up to seven cups a day.
Some other medical experts said that 10 cups of green tea is the limit that can be taken daily. But if someone is sensitive to caffeine and suffer from insomnia, this amount could be considered too much.
Green tea itself has benefits such as maximizing metabolism, prevent fever, and to ward off certain types of cancers.
Unfortunately, green tea also have a negative impact if taken in excess, for example, lowers the body’s ability to absorb folic acid – essential vitamin that prevents birth defects. So pregnant women or women who want to have children should be more careful when consuming green tea.
That is the safe limit of drinking green tea every day.