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A study done in 2008 shows that green and black teas may lower folic acid absorption in the body, by anywhere between 17% to 39%.
What is Folic Acid?
Folic Acid is a B vitamin that is needed for the proper development of the human body. It is involved in producing the genetic material called DNA and in numerous other bodily functions, and is especially important in pregnancy. Folate can also treat certain types of anemia. Folic acid or folate helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer.
How to increase your folic acid absorption when consuming tea?
Simple, really! Drink your tea separate from when you eat your vitamins, or separate from when you eat your sources of folate.