4 Things You May Not Know About Green Tea

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Green tea became a huge weight loss and health trend over the past five to seven years. You can buy it almost every where, and it’s been praised up and down for its many health benefits such as anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic and antioxidant properties. Well, you may want to hold your horses. It appears as though too much may be  counter productive. According to a study released by The American College of Gastroenterology, green tea extract supplements could be linked to liver failure.

Green tea contains catechins, a type of polyphenols, which overall act as an antioxidant, but it appears that too many of these in your system can be toxic. According to gastroenterologist with the Carolinas HealthCare System and an author of the study,  Dr. Hervert Bonkovsky, catechins prevent your cells from being able to help your body metabolize food and turn it into energy, which can lead to jaundice, hepatitis, or liver failure.