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Get More From Your Tea

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS
1-minute read

Quick Tip: Get More Benefit From Your Tea

Black tea contains catechins, natural compounds which help prevent increases in blood pressure. But adding milk to tea may reduce this benefit. A protein in cow’s milk binds to the catechins and renders them inactive. Catechins are just one of many beneficial compounds in tea so don’t worry if you like your tea with milk. But if you want to get the maximum benefit from your tea, consider drinking it with lemon instead. Or, use a soy creamer or another non-dairy creamer.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show.