Apr 14, 2024, 10:55 AM IST

8 foods that should never be paired with tea/ chai

Pravrajya Suruchi

Curd (yogurt): According to Ayurveda, the traditional Indian medical system, tea and curd have opposing properties

Turmeric: While both turmeric and tea offer health benefits, some believe their combination can reduce the absorption of curcumin.

Nuts (high in iron): Tea contains tannins, which can hinder iron absorption. Pairing tea with iron-rich nuts might reduce your body's ability to absorb iron.

Lemon with certain teas: Adding lemon to some teas can alter the taste and potentially make them more bitter.

Pakoras (fried snacks made with gram flour): Tea is often enjoyed as a digestive aid, while fried foods like pakoras can be heavy and greasy.

Green Leafy Vegetables: Similar to nuts, green leafy vegetables are rich in iron, and tannins in tea might affect iron absorption.

Ice Cream: This is more of a taste preference. The coldness of ice cream might clash with the hot tea, and the creaminess could mask the tea's flavor.

Fish: Fish and tea are not necessarily incompatible, but some people find the combination unpalatable due to taste or potential digestive issues.

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.