Cup of Tea and Fruit – Wait 30 Mins

teaHot fruit puddings with custard and a cup of tea are one of my favourite treats, so I was pretty disappointed to find out today that drinking tea whilst eating a fruit pudding is a bit of a no, no, nutritionally speaking.

It seems that tannin, something found in both tea and coffee can have a negative affect on our body’s ability to absorb vitamins and minerals. Herbal teas on the other hand aid absorption but I’m not a huge fan of herbal tea.

All is not lost though. If can wait 30 mins after eating my fruit pudding before I have a cup of tea I can still receive the nutritional benefit of the fruit. Only problem is I’m not sure I can wait that long!

The same theory applies to eating any kind of fruit by the way, so don’t have fruit with a cup of tea or coffee for breakfast!

Source: Healthy Food

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