Who does not like to drink iced tea? Sweet taste refreshing, combined with cheap prices make iced tea became a favorite drink in all situations, including during fasting.
Proved the popularity of iced tea with presence in almost all the places to eat, ranging from shop class to an expensive restaurant. Perhaps many who agree with iced tea packaging jargon, 'Whatever food, drinking iced tea remains.'
But you know, behind the ecstasy, ice tea holds the potential harm to the health. Research Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine reveals that excessive consumption of iced tea increases the risk of kidney stones.
As quoted from page Times of India, iced tea contains high concentrations of oxalate, one of the key chemicals that lead to the formation of kidney stones. 'For those who have a tendency pain of kidney stones, iced tea drinks obviously be the worst,' said Dr. John Milner, assistant professor of the Department of Urology, which is incorporated in the study.
Milner said, hot tea is actually also keep the same bad effects. Only, serving hot tea dose is usually smaller. Logically, people drinking hot tea will not drink as much iced tea. Rarely people who consume hot tea when thirsty. Unlike the iced tea, where many people can drink more than a glass of thirst and heat.
Men, women posmenopause with low estrogen levels and women who have undergone surgical removal of the ovaries are exposed the most vulnerable to the adverse effects of ice tea. Therefore, Milner suggests, replacing the consumption of beverages with water, or mix it with lemon. 'Lemon is rich of citrates, which can inhibit the growth of kidney stones, "Milner said.
Kidney stones are small crystals that form from minerals and salts that are commonly found in the urine, kidney or urinary tract. Mineral unused generally get out of the body with urine, but in certain circumstances can settle and harden in the urinary tract.
Researchers also uncovered a number of other foods that could potentially save ill effects. They call include: spinach, chocolate, nuts, salt, and meat.
Preferably, the consumption of iced tea and foods that are moderate for kidney health. Mix well with foods high in calcium can reduce oxalate. And, of course drink water.