Milk Cancels Health Benefits of Tea

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. We drink tea. Lots of tea. We like tea with milk, so we’re hoping against hope that a new study saying milk eliminates the health benefits of tea is wrong. Argh!

    Research has shown that tea improves blood flow and the ability of the arteries to relax but researchers at the Charite Hospital at the University of Berlin in Mitte found milk eliminates the protective effect against cardiovascular disease.

    “The beneficial effects of drinking black tea are completely prevented by the addition of milk, said Dr Verena Stangl, a cardiologist at the hospital.

    “If you want to drink tea to have the beneficial health effects you have to drink it without milk. That is clearly shown by our experiments,” she told Reuters.

This sucks! —MEGHANN MARCO

Milk cancels health benefit of drinking tea: study [Reuters]