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How good is tea for you?

I am stopping my coffee intake right now.. and I like something warm in the morning. I am trying to get into drinking tea. I am drinking a tazo passion tea right now. caffine free. Is tea good for you when you want to lose weight? is caffine tea okay to drink on a diet? I really know nothing about it.

Wed. Feb 28, 11:39am

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ggod question. I've completely cut out coffee and I drink about 2 mugs of tea a day now. Mostly white and green tea. How much is too much? Any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 7:19 PM

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Yes it's good for you, yes caffeine is generally okay on a diet. Below is a succinct list of why tea is good for you -- while there are other, more academic sources for this information, this list is the most comprehensive I've come across.


Wednesday, February 28, 2007, 7:53 PM

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Tea is mostly water so its not horrible. If you drink caffine free than I cant see that being an issue. Green Tea is said to help you loose wait. I have a stress problem that has lead to an ulcer and my doctor told me to try a hot tea that is for relaxing. Tazo has one and it is AMAZING!! A couple sweet and lows and its such a good treat.

Thursday, March 01, 2007, 12:38 PM

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Is Tea good for you?

I think green tea is better for you, but black tea is so much tastier. Is black tea good for you?

Monday, September 10, 2007, 2:50 PM

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i hope so im not sure i could do without???

Monday, September 10, 2007, 3:02 PM

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In moderation, black tea is fine. White tea, though, is the best for you as it is packed with antioxidants (it's even better for you than green tea).

Monday, September 10, 2007, 3:58 PM

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I've read somewhere that green tea can prevent your body from absorbing iron. This is not good news to me because I tend to have low iron naturally (it runs in the family). Can anyone confirm this as fact or myth?

Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 8:41 PM

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Tea only prevents your body from absorbing iron only when drunk with a meal. You should drink tea between meals instead of with the meals because it takes away from the nutrients found in your fruits and vegetables

Friday, December 12, 2008, 9:26 AM

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I've been an avid tea drinker all my life, growing up with an English Canadian grandmother who brought the tradition of high tea to my life at an early age.

As I've grown older what I have discovered after much experimenting around is to stay away from the tea's that list 'natural flavors' in the ingredients. You'll be surprised how many there are once you start looking. This can mean glutamates, and those trigger eating for me. I do fine with herbal teas and occasionally a white or green tea if I have a lot to do and want a boost of caffeine. I must say, if I weren't decaffeinated I would still be drinking black tea, I do miss it, but I can't sleep now when I drink it. Big sigh....

Friday, December 12, 2008, 10:41 AM

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I have read that you have to drink an insane amount of tea (12 -16 cups) in order for a person to get all of the antioxidants. That being said, tea would certainly be better for you than most drinks out there.

Friday, December 12, 2008, 10:46 AM

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