Can green tea reduce iron content in the body and causes dehydration?
Hello, I was about to replace coffee with green tea so, I started reading about the benefits and side effects of green tea. I read an article, it said that green tea can reduce iron content in the body and causes dehydration. Is it true?
@jianping Hello, no wonder it has side effects but it is also beneficial for health. Green tea has catechins that are known to boost metabolism and help reduce weight; however, its excessive consumption can cause reduced iron absorption in the body. It can be worse for those who already have an iron deficiency. You can reduce this effect by squeezing some lemon into the tea. Green tea is a natural diuretic, which causes the body to lose water, therefore drinking excessive green tea can cause excessive urination leading to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances. Dehydration further can cause problems like headaches.