16 February 2011

is drinking too much tea harmful?

Only if you drink it 24*7. Sure, tea protects against cancer, lowers cholestrol, prevents heart disease but it has tannins and phytates, which bind to iron present in fortified cereals, meat and multivitamins in your stomach and reduce the amount you absorb from food by 70%.Because of which drinking too many tea 's could be dangerous for women of childbearing age or anyone who has anemia.
As long as you drink more than four 200ml cups a day there is no reason to worry. If you are a vegetarina, however, you may better avoid it in between meals because iron from vegetables is poorly absorbed to begin with. Eat vitamin C rich foods like green leafy vegetables and citrus fruit as often as you can, the nutrient blocks tea's binding substance

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