Tannin can help fight off environmental pollutants
Got any really old photographs in the loft? You do? Good. Now are they that distinctive colour of tea? That’s Tannin. For centuries craftsmen and women have been using cold tea to artificially colour and age modern day products to add something special to it. But did you know that tannin in addition to colouring your tea and art projects is also good for you?
Tannin is a plant product found mostly in tea and it has both anti-oxidant properties – so it can protect our cells against damage from environmental pollutants – and anti-nutrient effects – interfering with your body’s absorption of iron. That’s why tea is so good for you, but if you suffer from low iron levels, then avoid drinking it around meal-times.