Barley tea is a great natural mineral drink not only delicious and refreshing but also providing several health benefits.
Especially, in Japan, barley tea is the ideal summer drink to prevent heat-related illness.
Since it has a nutty toasty flavor and low-calorie, non-caffeine, it is a great rehydration for kids to elders.
However, are there any side effects if you drink too much barley tea a day?
First of all, barley tea is not bad at all.
Besides, it is one of drink you should drink daily especially during the hot season or workout.
Yet, it’s like drinking too much water cause problem,
Here are four reasons why barley tea may make you sick when drinking it too much.
Read this post, and learn about the daily limit of the amount.
For about the health benefits of barley tea, please read this post!
MAY UPSET STOMACH
Basically, it should not matter when you drink barley tea up to 5 us cups.
Besides, barley tea is a good sauce of hydration and mineral, it is recommended to drink barley tea.
Yet, barley tea contains potassium and may cause upset stomach, nausea, and diarrhea.
MAY LOWER BODY TEMPERATURE OVERLY
Barley tea helps lowering body temperature which is the reason why barley tea is an ideal drink for the prevention of heat-related illness, yet, drinking icy cold barley tea in an air-conditioned room or drinking very quickly, it may cause lower body temperature overly.
Additionally, drinking cold drinks very quickly use lots of body energy and makes you tired.
Drink cold barley tea calmly and slowly and better avoid drinking cold barley tea before going to bed.
MAY CAUSE INDIGESTION
Barley tea has the effect of protecting and repairing the mucous membrane of the stomach, so drinking barley tea before and after meals can be expected to have the effect of preventing stomach upset.
However, your gastric juice will dilute and will cause indigestion when having barley tea during meals. Also, it may cause diarrhea and stomachache.
MAY LOWER SODIUM LEVEL OVERLY
Potassium contained in barley tea excretes not only urine but also sodium in your body which lowers blood pressure and has the effect of improving swelling.
Repeatedly, the excess Pottasium causes an imbalance of minerals. As low sodium levels due to drinking barley tea too much can cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness.
YET, NO PROBLEM AS DRINKING BARLEY TEA
Barley tea has mostly positive health benefits, and there should not be a problem to drink up to 2 liters (half of a gallon) of barley tea daily.
When you feel sick after drinking barley tea, it may be caused by drinking it too cold or too fast, or some people react with potassium.
WHO WANTS TO AVOID STRONG BREWED BARLEY TEA
Strongly brewed barley tea may cause an upset stomach.
For those who have a sensitive stomach or when you feel sick, it is better to avoid strong barley tea.
It is a kind of myth, but, some people say that it is likely not to cause sick when you roast barley kernels before brewing.
Another concern, if you are not feeling well after drinking barley tea, is the possibility of a barley allergy.
If so, stop drinking barley tea.
HOW TO MAKE BARLEY TEA AT HOME
In Japan, making barley tea from tea bags is the way since it is easy and saves time.
However, you can enjoy even more delicious barley tea with a richer aroma and deeper flavor when using the barley kernels.