Green Tea

Green Tea, Green Tea, matchá

Green tea is a type of tea made from the infusion of camellia sinensis plant. Its green color is due to low oxidation during processing, unlike black tea leaves. It is very popular in China and Japan, and it started to be more frequently used in a lot of different ways due to its antioxidant properties.


  • Origin Plant Based
  • Source Itself
  • Type Phytochemicals, Protein, Carbohydrate, Fibers, Nootropic
  • Age Range Teenagers (13-19), Adults (20-59), Seniors (>60)
  • Toxicity May be toxic in high doses
  • Side effects Drowsiness, Headaches, Diarrhea
  • Warnings Hypertension, Pregnancy, Hepatic Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, Renal Diseases

Why be Careful

Long-term high doses of green tea intake can lead to liver dysfunction, gastrointestinal problems, decreased appetite, insomnia, hyperactivity, nervousness, hypertension, increased heart rate, and gastric irritation. High doses of green tea can cause adverse effects due to the caffeine content, like palpitations, headache, and dizziness. There are no contraindications for pregnant women, but medical prescription is recommended.


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