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Can you get addicted to tea?
23 Feb 2022
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Most of us cannot think of a morning without tea. A perfect evening is something with hot tea and a pack of biscuits. Tea is something that we cannot avoid. People from several parts of the world are fond of tea. Also, it is one of the most popular beverages around the world. 

Moreover, the business of tea has also become widely famous. Green tea, masala tea, cardamom tea, lemon tea, chocolate tea, ginger tea, peppermint tea, and the list goes on. Not only because of its taste but we believe that we can refresh our soul, mind, as well as our body. Tea contains many nutrients as well as compounds that provide very healthy benefits to our bodies. 

But can we get addicted to tea? In this article we are going to see that and if so let’s see what we can do to prevent it. So grab a cup of tea and let’s move on to our topic. 

How do you know if you are addicted to tea?

One of the most important substances in tea is caffeine. Various type of tea contains different amounts of caffeine. Moreover, caffeine is one of the most common psychoactive substances around the world too. 

Therefore the addictive property of tea is because of caffeine. Caffeine also can make our body release a large number of natural stimulants such as dopamine. Does dopamine can surprise the feelings of tiredness and also help us to stay active and fresh. 

As drinking tea becomes a habit, our brain demands a large amount of tea two experiences the same effect as caffeine. So sometimes you can also experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly quit drinking the beverage containing it.

Is it a real addiction?

People can get addicted to many things. But studies and health experts classify a habit as an addiction if it has the following properties such as:

  • Continuous use even though they know it is harmful to them
  • A continuous but successful effort to cut down its usage
  • Going through withdrawal symptoms when there abruptly stop its usage

But regarding tea addiction, there are still debates and research going on. It is even unclear how people develop addiction by consuming tea. 

Is it bad to have tea every day?

Tea is rich in its healing properties and is also used among many regions for centuries. Moderate e consumption is very healthy as well as recommended. But there are also side effects if you drink too much tea. Some of them can include the following effects on your body such as: 

  1. Anxiety
  2. Restlessness
  3. Stress
  4. Lack of sleep
  5. Nausea
  6. Heartburn
  7. Complications associated with pregnancy
  8. Dizziness
  9. Headaches
  10. Caffeine dependency

Should I quit tea?

As we have already mentioned, consuming tea in a normal amount is okay. But if you think you are too addicted to tea, then you should stop it step by step and slowly. Because for a regular consumer, sudden stopping of consuming tea can lead to side effects.

There are plenty of other ways which you can make in a diet without cutting them altogether. For example, if you are planning to stop the consumption of caffeine then try using black or green tea as your usual drink. 

Some of the most common problems associated with giving up tea consumption are:

  • Increased risk of chronic disease
  • Dehydration
  • Weight loss
  • More cravings for sugar

The important point is to consume not only tea but food in a moderate amount. If our body gets more than what it needs, then it can lead to many problems physical as well as mental. So it is always preferable to consult a health expert as soon as possible if you think you are addicted to tea. Moreover, for any queries or doubts, we are here to help you. Contact us on 1800 889 2559.

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