Do you love iced tea? Is iced tea healthy? One man put that to a test and drank 16 glasses of iced tea a day. Read on what happened next.
A man from Arkansas was rushed to the hospital after complaining about fatigue, weakness, and pain all over his body. Doctors were puzzled by what happened to him, but tests revealed that it was kidney failure. The medical experts were even more confused because the man did not have kidney problems in the past. Even his family had no history of such health problem.
Too Much Iced Tea
The man finally admitted that he consumed 16 glasses of iced tea every single day. Tea is next to water as the healthiest beverage on the planet. There are even some tea supporters who claim that this drink is even healthier than plain old H2O. It can decrease the risk of certain cancers and heart disease. However, too much of tea, especially black tea which was the man’s favorite, can be detrimental to health.
Black tea is known to be rich in oxalate, which is a chemical compound that can have negative impact on the kidneys. Since the man was consuming three to 10 times more of the compound than other people every day, it isn’t surprising that his kidney stopped functioning properly. Once the 56 year old confessed about his iced tea addiction, the doctors were certain his kidney situation was because he downed several glasses of iced tea daily.