Nutritional Pearls: 3 Reasons To Drink More Tea

  • Your patient is a 36-year-old woman who often drinks 3 to 5 cups of tea each day. At a recent well visit, she asks if her tea drinking could have any detrimental or beneficial effects on her health in the long-term, and whether she should make any changes.

    How would you advise your patient?

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