No milk today…
A German study found drinking tea significantly improved the ability of arteries to relax and expand, keeping blood pressure healthy. The European Heart Journal found proteins in milk called caseins negated this.
90% of tea drinkers in the UK prefer milk in their tea.
In tests molecules in the tea called catechins helped dilate the blood vessels by producing a chemical called nitric oxide. The
caseins in milk prevented this effect by reducing the concentration of catechins in the tea.
The British Heart Foundation defended milk in tea by saying. “Leaving milk out of teas is far less likely to help protect your heart health than other measures, such as taking regular exercise, not smoking and eating a healthy balanced diet.”
We suggest that you eat a healthy diet, exercise, don’t smoke and drink plenty of tea without milk. The thing is, once you get used to not having milk in your tea sampling some of the fantastic teas the world has to offer becomes an exciting prospect because as you’ll discover, most teas don’t benefit from having the white stuff added. It impairs the taste!
If you need to sweeten tea please, use honey or brown sugar, not the white stuff!