Green tea is known for its many health benefits as a powerful antioxidant.
It is the beverage of choice for the health-conscious among us, complementing a diet rich in other 'superfoods', kale and spinach among them. But, scientists have found consuming green tea with foods rich in iron can cause the beverage to lose its antioxidant powers.
Study author Dr Matam Vijay-Kumar, of Penn State University, said: 'If you drink green tea after an iron-rich meal, the main component in the tea will bind to the iron. When that occurs, the green tea loses its potential as an antioxidant. In order to get the benefits of green tea, it may be best to not consume it with iron-rich foods.'
Source - Daily Mail