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Side effects of drinking hot tea on an empty stomach

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Intestinal distress

Chung S. Yang, a chemical biology professor at Rutgers, found in a published study that consuming strong brewed tea on an empty stomach can cause gastrointestinal distress. Tea that is excessively hot to consume on an empty stomach increases the risk of oesophageal and stomach cancers, according to the study. Tea is acidic because of the high concentration of polyphenols and antioxidants found in it.

Headache

Some people claim that they get headaches if they don’t take their first cup of tea upon waking up, but what if the tea itself is the culprit? Carolyn M. Matthews warns that ingesting tea on an empty stomach can lead to nausea, vomiting, and headaches in a study published by Taylor & Francis. Hyperstimulation of the central nervous system, such as sleeplessness, agitation, or tremors, can be a side effect of its caffeine content.

prevents minerals from being absorbed

Having too much tea on an empty stomach might reduce the body’s ability to absorb minerals like iron from food due to the presence of polyphenols like tannin and caffeine.

Side effects of drinking hot tea on an empty stomach
Side effects of drinking hot tea on an empty stomach

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