Can certain types of tea reduce folic acid absorption?

Q: Is it true some types of tea can reduce your body’s ability to absorb folic acid?

Milk-and-Coffee-QA_0.jpg
A: Yes. Recent studies have shown that even small amounts of green and black tea may interfere with your intestine’s ability to absorb folic acid. Since this B vitamin helps prevent neural-tube defects, you may want to avoid drinking tea while pregnant.

close