Doctor Tyazhelnikov: black tea can be dangerous when taken on an empty stomach

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Doctor Andrei Tyazhelnikov: many people need to drink black tea with caution.

Doctor Tyazhelnikov told in what cases black tea can be dangerous for health and wellness drink. In a conversation with RIA Novosti, he noted that strong enough black tea can be dangerous when taken on an empty stomach. Drinking it on an empty stomach, in particular, is contraindicated for people with chronic gastrointestinal problems.

People with high blood pressure should also drink black tea with caution. Tyazhelnikov recalled that this drink is “stronger” than green, and due to its tonic effect, it can cause vascular spasms leading to increased blood pressure.

“Strong black tea should not be consumed by hypertensive patients or pregnant women.” women. People with gastrointestinal problems also need to be careful and not drink tea on an empty stomach,” the specialist stated.
At the same time, in the absence of contraindications, drinking black tea has a positive effect on the nervous system and psycho-emotional state. In addition, it improves metabolism, the expert added.

As for green tea, due to less intensive processing, it retains more beneficial substances such as minerals or antioxidants. According to Tyazhelnikov, taking it helps lower blood pressure and strengthen the immune system; in addition, green tea has the ability to reduce blood glucose levels.

The doctor emphasized that despite the benefits of tea and its use, nothing in the diet can replace clean drinking water. Moreover, tea has a dehydrating effect, stimulating diuretic processes. You also need to remember that frequent drinking of tea reduces the content of important microelements (for example, calcium) in the body.

“To replenish the supply of fluid in the blood, lymph, and cells, you need to drink clean water without chemical impurities,” the specialist postulated.< br>Earlier, the portal wrote that hair loss may be a consequence of a lack of fluid in the body.

Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Andrey Tyazhelnikov Andrey Tyazhelnikov Healthy lifestyle chief freelance specialist in primary health care of the Moscow Department of Health