Majority of the people have the habit of waking up in the morning and having their bed time tea. According to doctors, this is wrong on many levels, given the fact that our oral hygiene plays a vital role in determining our overall health.
Here are five reasons why you should be avoiding bed time tea—
- It increases your stomach’s acid levels
Every night when you go to sleep, a plethora of bacteria as well as microorganisms inhabit inside your mouth, which is why when you wake up the next day, your mouth has a foul smell, unless you brush of course. When right after waking up and not brushing your teeth, you have your bed tea, you pave way for the same microorganisms and bacteria to transport to your stomach, which in turn hikes your stomach’s acid levels, giving birth to acidity issues.
- Hikes the risk of stomach infections
Research has said that one who drinks tea right after waking up before brushing teeth is at a higher risk of stomach infection, since this habit leads to stomach inflammation and can also be a contributing factor to peptic ulcers.
- It messes up with your metabolism
The moment the bad bacteria from your mouth reach your stomach when you drink bed tea, it messes up with your metabolism since the bad bacteria mixes up with good bacteria and jeopardizes the acid-alkaline balance in your stomach.
- It increases toxin levels
Doctors always advice to drink a glass full of water every morning, after waking up since it washes away all the toxins from your body. But when you drink tea in the morning you only make your toxin levels go up, which in turn causes organs like liver, kidney, etc to become less efficient.
- It affects your oral hygiene
Drinking something early in the morning that is high in acid content makes your enamel of teeth suffer and is one of the major reasons of cavities to form in your mouth. The constant habit of having tea in the morning before brushing your teeth slowly starts eroding your outer covering of the teeth, which is known as the enamel.
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