Tea has been in use by humans for over 500,000 years. Of the three main types of tea, green tea has been shown to have many healing qualities when it comes to the human body. Its high antioxidant content (higher than the other forms of tea) has been researched and used to help with cancer, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol, liver disease and a plethora of other maladies. But not everything about green tea is beneficial and there are certain things of which anyone who’s thinking about trying it should be aware.
Green tea is high in caffeine. Drinking too much green tea will have the same effects on the body as those of coffee and highly caffeinated soda. With the consumption of green tea you will feel the same effects as those associated with caffeine. At first the tea can cause alertness but over-consumption could lead to irritability, bouts of insomnia, irregular heart palpitation and dizziness. You can also overdose on the caffeine in green tea which may result in nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps.