Increased Bone Density in Habitual Tea Drinkers
We’ve seen this title before. This is one of the examples I cite on how Mother Nature’s wisdom is better than our own, and how synergisms that we don’t even comprehend are at work. Tea contains tannic acid and phytic acid–two substances known to chelate with certain minerals and avoid their absorption. Calcium is one of these. So, looking at tea with blinders on, we may erroneously conclude that certain compounds in tea would lead to poor bone health. Research shows quite the opposite. I believe Mother Nature put in other compounds to counteract the chelating effects of the tannins and phytates.
Epidemiological Evidence of Increased Bone Mineral Density in Habitual Tea Drinkers.