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Green tea with lemon

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by oldmike32, May 31, 2022.

  1. oldmike32

    oldmike32 Type 2 · Member

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    Is green tea with lemon good for you as just been told to stop drinking it
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Who told you to stop and why?
    Can't think of any reason why it should be "bad" or "good".
     
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  3. oldmike32

    oldmike32 Type 2 · Member

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    Gp didn't give a reason
     
  4. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    I'd ask him for the reason.
    Or are you having cans of sweetened green lemon ice tea? It may be the GP was thinking you meant this, not simply green tea with lemon.
     
  5. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    I don’t see why it would be bad for a type 2 diabetic, it’s low carb and low calorie, unless you’re adding loads of sugar of course. I just googled “is green tea bad for diabetics” and there was nothing to suggest you should stop drinking it. I would ask your GP why he said this.

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  6. Oldvatr

    Oldvatr Type 2 · Expert

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    Its very effective at treating genital warts apparently. However green tea contains significant amounts of aluminium and they recommend no more than 5 cups in a day, and less if you have kidney disease.
     
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    The lemon isn't great for your teeth, though I've yet to meet a GP who takes teeth into account.
     
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    Lainie71 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I drink copious amounts of green tea sometimes with a slice of lemon and water with sliced lemon with no probs. But I do drink the water with a straw ;)
     
  9. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Best ignored then.. ?
     
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    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I suppose green tea can raise blood pressure in some people, so it could be something like that, but in any event, your GP is an idiot for not telling you why. He may just know nothing about diet, and be completely wrong about the tea. A lot of doctors seem to think you should fight T2 with a food pyramid of statins, baked beans, bananas and oatmeal. Maybe he's one of those...
     
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