Dangers Of Drinking Iced Tea – Dr Willie Ong Health Blog #34

Dangers Of Drinking Iced Tea – Dr Willie Ong Health Blog #34

This is Dr Willie Ong. I’m an internist and
a cardiologist. There is a case of a 56-year-old man who drank a gallon of iced tea every day. In a matter of months the patient developed kidney failure and had to undergo dialysis
treatment. The doctors traced the cause of the kidney failure to drinking too much iced
tea. Tea contains a chemical called oxalate, which can form kidney stones when taken in excess amounts. The kidney stones caused the patient to develop kidney failure. Drinking
too much sweetened iced tea can also cause diabetes and obesity. A glass of iced tea
contains up to 7 teaspoons of sugar. People who have diabetes are at risk of developing kidney failure. Diabetes is the number one cause of kidney failure worldwide. Too much sugar can also make you gain weight. Being overweight can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, arthritis and heart attacks. Therefore I would advise you to minimize your intake of iced
tea and soda. Both of which are high in sugar and unwanted chemicals. Just drink plain water. If you don’t like the taste of plain water you can try lemon water. Remember that anything taken in excess amounts can be harmful. Drinking water around 8 to 10 glasses in a day
is still the best strategy for the average person.

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