You've read all about the many health benefits of drinking tea. But did you know that you could be making a common mistake that totally strips the tea of those benefits? It's true.
Tea contains beneficial compounds called catechins, which help your arteries contract and expand. But here is the problem. When you add milk to your tea, the milk protein deactivates the catechins. In fact, a recent study shows that tea with milk in it its no better for your arteries than drinking plain hot water.
So next time you have a cup of tea, skip the milk. Try some honey or lemon instead.