Drinking tea is good for your health but have it without milk

Drinking tea is good for your health but have it without milk
Drinking tea is beneficial for the heart but without milk. © Shutterstock

Drinking tea can help protect you from heart disease. But adding milk can wipe out all the benefits. Too much sugar will also harm your body.

Written by Longjam Dineshwori |Published : December 26, 2019 7:22 PM IST

Drinking tea has been shown to be beneficial for the heart and in the prevention of cancer. Tea is rich in anti-inflammatory properties and has elements that help you relax. The healthy drink is also rich in antioxidants and blood purifying agents.

But researchers say adding milk may modify the biological activities of tea ingredients and kill its positive effects. They suggest tea lovers to opt for black tea to get all its benefits. Too much sugar will also harm your body.

Specially, the flavonoids in tea, called catechins, are said to be good for the heart. But studies have shown that a group of proteins in milk, called caseins, interact with tea to reduce the concentration of catechins. Here are some disadvantages of drinking milk tea.

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Like in coffee, tea is also rich in caffeine. Drinking more than two cups of tea a day can cause sleep disorders. This is considered as one of the most common side effects of tea with milk and sugar. Milk tea can disrupt your mental health too. It promotes anxiety, stress, restlessness.


Another prominent side effect of drinking milk tea is the appearance of pimples. When taken in small quantities, tea can help detoxify your body. However, over consumption of tea can generate extreme heat and create an imbalance in the body chemicals. This can lead to an outbreak of pimples.


A chemical called theophylline present in tea can help detoxifying your body. But too much theophylline can dehydrate you and cause extreme constipation.


Too much of milk tea can lead to stomach bloating. Caffeine in tea is the reason for your bloating. Adding milk to it can aggravate the condition as milk and caffeine promote gas formation.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Another side effect of over consumption of tea is nutrient deficiencies. Studies say brewing tea and milk together can hinder the absorption of essential nutrients in the body. Too much of tea can cause iron and zinc deficiencies.