Our expert says:
Any food or drink that contains compounds called polyphenols (which are powerful antioxidants) may bind with minerals like calcium and iron and make them difficult to absorb. This applies to drinking rooibos, black and green tea, wine, etc. Make sure that you drink these teas between meals if you have a problem with iron or calcium absorption. I trust that your liquid intake is not more than 2,5 litre a day?? if so, you could be washing important minerals like potassium, sodium, magnesium and even calcium out of your body. Do not overdo your total liquid intake.
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