Iced Tea

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  1. leo

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    Would iced tea work in the same way as coffee/coke to supress iron with a meal?


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  2. j.

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    I think so, even more, but if I recall correctly, it has some estrogenic effects.
     
  3. charlie

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    And tea is naturally high in fluoride IIRC.
     
  4. pboy

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    yea its really high in tannins and salycilates...so it would definitely bind out iron, but its more irritating than coffee or cocoa as well
     
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    Not sure if its as effective as coffee since its lower in caffeine, though some teas have a non trivial amount of caffeine.
     
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    Black tea is better than green tea, but I don't remember why.
     
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    I take ice tea once a day because it has many benefits like it is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that keep a check on calories consumed during the day.
     
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    jyb: I understand that it is not the caffeine in the coffee that blocks iron absortion. It's something else, so that issue probably wouldn't matter.
     
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    Charlie:;; isn't coffee high in fluoride as well?
     
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    Not nearly as much from what I gather. They say tea has more fluoride then tap water.
     
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    not happy to hear that
     
  12. lovelife

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    The fluoride in tea varies wildly.. Seems the cheaper teas have more than the higher end teas because of the different leaves used. I believe green and white tea also have less than black teas. I personally love tea and drink it every day.. but to each his own.
    Some info: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... scles.html
     
  13. pboy

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    its actually the tannins and polyphenols that block mineral absorption (iron), not the caffeine...alkaloids generally have a small or no affect, they even get absorbed through the stomach and under the tongue...but almost every 'antioxidant' food, anything that has tannins and polyphenols, will play a part in making more difficult the absorbtion of minerals, and even macronutrients
     
  14. Mastemah

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    It's the polyphenols in coffee and cocoa that blocks iron. The tea plants are natural sinks for fluoride (more so than coffees and the roasting of coffee can reduce the fluoride ).
     
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