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Absorb Folic Acid

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

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.

Expert name: 

Carole Anderson Lucia