How many cups of tea do you drink per day?

Posted on December 13, 2016

How many cups of tea?

 

Drinking tea could cause iron deficiency, if you drink a lot of tea with meals and don’t consume adequate iron. Studies have shown that tea—notably black tea, but also green—decreases the absorption of iron, especially nonheme iron, the kind found in plant foods.

If you are anemic, pregnant, lactating or for any clinical conditions prone to iron deficiency, then the advice should be to drink tea between meals and to wait at least 1 hour after eating before drinking tea.

Another suggestion can be to drink tea which is not brewed to it’s complete strength and is brewed to it’s half-strength. . Avoid full-strength tea.

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