The antioxidants in green and black tea, called flavonoids, are good for skin, protect you from cardiovascular disease and can help you lose or maintain weight by increasing how much fat your body burns. But what you put in your tea can counteract these positive effects. When you take your tea with milk, the dairy proteins bind to tea’s natural flavonoids, dampening their antioxidant powers. If you want to get the most out of a mug, try a squeeze of lemon instead.

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