There are a few years now since the green tea is always in the center of attention; especially due to its proven benefits. Anyhow, the question remains – is the green tea recommended for everyone? The answer is with no doubt “no”. For some people consuming green tea can be quiet bad and very well information would be useful.
The immune system is made from white cells that are split in various categories. One of them is lymphocytes. These are split in T cells and B cells. At their turn these cells can be from various types – the T cells – suppressor, cytotoxic, helper and regulatory. Let us assume that you cut yourself with a dirty knife. The bacteria penetrate the skin and the immune system defensive action is started. The cells that act immediately are known as Th1 and those that respond to their call are known as Th2. In a healthy body there is equilibrium between the two of them.
Some studies show that the so called natural components have the propriety of unbalances the immune system. The green tea is one of the components that do this. Therefore, people that suffer from auto immune diseases that have at base TH1 cells are advised not to consume green tea or any products that contain green tea.
Therefore, one finds it hard to say which the healthy options are and which are not, as it depends a lot on each person’s needs and body. If you suffer from an auto immune disease the most indicated is to ask for a doctor’s advice to see what is best for you.
You can take a look at the lists below that are the most common diseases that people with Th1 or Th2 predominant cells, have. Those that have the Th1 predominant can suffer from multiple sclerosis, the Crohn syndrome, the type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, arthritis and thyroid disease. For the above the green tea is ok. Those that have the Th2 predominant cells may suffer from allergies, asthma, some types of cancer, hepatitis B and C, viral infections. These are not recommended to drink green tea.