Everyone online has been claiming that green tea – and then more recently red and black tea – are super good for you. But then I’ve also read warnings to consumers to say that we shouldn’t believe those claims. Ya, the teas are great if you drink them by the gallon, but it’s important to be careful with how much you believe for a realistic amount like a cup. They do have some very mild benefits, but they’re mild. Also, drinking too much tea can have disadvantages, too, so I’ve read.
Which side should I believe? Is this all a matter of opinion and not science?
I’m asking here because I asked on another forum and all I got was spam. I trust it here more.
I feel that they’re good for you, but not enough to consider them actual medicine. Like, it’s a great thing to add to your diet just like all very healthy foods – superfoods. But don’t expect drinking tea, any kind of tea, to solve any of your specific health problems.
I want to trust the claims made about tea and weight loss or other health stuff, but I think I have to agree with Brightstar if I really want to get real. It’s just not enough. Likely in a clinical setting it would work, but when it comes to actually drinking tea the benefits would be light. You’d need to drink dozens of cups per day to do something.
Thanks. Now that you’ve said that, brightstar and helen1, I’ve started looking into teas more. There are still some benefits to tea you can feel and trust. But it’s not what a lot of them claim. Some can help with pain or can settle a stomach or act as a laxative. For other things like weight loss, it would take a ton. It’s a matter of sorting them out in my head now. i wish there were resources we could trust. Everybody seems to be either wrong or selling something.
Really? If I have a cup of green tea it’s not really doing anything for weight loss and overall health? But so many things say it will. Are you sure?