has been shown to slightly increase metabolism, making it a possible aid to weight loss, but a separate study shows that metabolism is inhibited when milk is added. The same seems to be true for regulating blood pressure: tea on its own seems to help, but the effect is diminished with milk. But, as is often the case, not everyone agrees. (Aren't there ever cut-and-dried answers to these things?!) Alan Crozier of the University of Glasgow in Scotland says that the amount of milk added to tea is typically so small that there aren't enough milk proteins present to seriously interfere with the flavenols. The Salt's suggestion? Drink both. "If you prefer black tea with milk and sugar, drink it with breakfast.Then, later in the day, try to add in a cup of green tea — nothing added." How do you drink your tea?
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