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To not drink tea if I've just had a piece of fruit?

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PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 10:45:26

I was always told the tanin interferes with the absorption of the vitamins in fruit, so you'd be undoing all the good of your banana, apple etc.

I have to wait at least half an hour before having a cup of tea, otherwise I get all het up about it.

Work colleagues tell me I am a loon.

Am I?

ZZZenAgain Sat 20-Nov-10 10:46:35

have never heard that before. You eat your fruit and you drink your tea when you want.

If you get all het up about it though, I might think you are a bit of a loon tbh though! lol

PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 10:47:52

I'm the Gillian mckeith of our office, right enough.

Rockbird Sat 20-Nov-10 10:48:04

I would never eat them together anyway, they don't go.

Meglet Sat 20-Nov-10 10:48:25

I don't take my vitamins the same time as I have a cup of tea for that same reason.

yanbu - if a bit obsessive smile.

BangingNoise Sat 20-Nov-10 10:49:15

urgh I wouldn't admit to being anything like Gillian McKeith. Have you seen her on I'm a Celeb? She's foul.

muggglewump Sat 20-Nov-10 10:49:33

Do you examine your workmates' poo?

Chil1234 Sat 20-Nov-10 10:49:39

I think the human digestive system can outsmart a cup of tea and a piece of fruit any day... Getting 'het up' and stressed on the other hand will increase your production of insulin & adrenalin and that's really not a good thing on a regular basis

PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 10:53:36

When I say het up, I don't mean I start shrieking and doing a comedy swoon like Gillian, it's more like I go: " ooh that's not right at all, no sirree". And then I just get on with my work or whatever. But it does make me feel a bit uncomfortable, the thought of it.

Don't examine poo too closely at our place, not a good idea.

RiojaLover75 Sat 20-Nov-10 10:53:55

Puppy I read this too! I used to never eat fruit and drink coffee or tea with it.

Life's too short to plan coffee/ fruit rota so now I just do it and figure that with the amount of fruit I can now eat on Weight Watchers I must be getting at least some of the vitamins through to my system intact!

Feel the fear and do it anyway! Or some shit like that!

Chil1234 Sat 20-Nov-10 10:56:16

And what if you're eating red grapes... which are fruit.... and also contain tannin? As I said before, your digestion is perfectly capapble of coping with all these things together.

PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 10:58:54

Grapes have tanin in? Wowsers didn't know that. Not entirely even sure what tannin is anyway, tbh. I may have to have a rethink.

Chil1234 Sat 20-Nov-10 11:04:34

Tannins are a naturally occurring compound in plants which provide a characteristically bitter flavour... believed to be a plant defence mechanism of the 'don't eat me' school Found in bark, leaves and immature fruit. So any fruit with a slightly bitter note... berries, grapes, pomegranate, that kind of thing... contains tannin.

Katiekitty Sat 20-Nov-10 11:04:38

oohh, what about tomatoes? Do these count as a fruit?

Isn't tannin all the lovely brown stuff that gets stuck to your mug?

(puts kettle on for a brew)

Chil1234 Sat 20-Nov-10 11:07:08

Tomatoes contain different amounts of tannin depending on how ripe they are.

TrillianAstra Sat 20-Nov-10 11:08:18

Tannin is the lovely brown stuff in your tea and (totally guessing) I bet it is the 'lovely' black stuff that stains your lips when you drink red wine.

PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 11:09:19

Can't stand tomatoes, I'm a bit scared of them.

Starting to think I am a loon actually.

ZZZenAgain Sat 20-Nov-10 11:10:20

you cannot be scared of tomatoes

dd htes them too. I love tomatoes so long as they are proper ones, not those watery greenhouse rubbishy ones that tasted of nothing.

Chil1234 Sat 20-Nov-10 11:10:39

'Scared' of tomatoes?... hmm

MmeLindt Sat 20-Nov-10 11:11:52

I read that drinking tea of coffee inhibits the absorption of iron, never heard it about vitamins. During pregnancy I always had low iron levels so would avoid tea when eating food with high iron levels.

I would keep it to myself though, and not try and persuade others to do the same.

PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 11:12:10

I don't like the seeds in raw tomatoes, see. Horrid things that get stuck everywhere, shudders.

scoobytoo Sat 20-Nov-10 11:12:21

Most fruit including strawberries blueberries contain tannin

ZZZenAgain Sat 20-Nov-10 11:14:39

ok the seeds lol

don't tell your colleagues that you are scared of tomatoes though. That's my advice

Katiekitty Sat 20-Nov-10 11:16:08

I once saw a recipe that asked for tonnes of peeled and de-seeded tomatoes. Made me laugh out loud - what a faff.

PuppyMonkey - do you feel healthier for abstaining from a cuppa after fruit? If so, more power to you. In fact, hats off that you eat fruit, many people are fruit and veg dodgers where I work

PuppyMonkey Sat 20-Nov-10 11:16:40

They already know about the tomatoes thing. grin

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