NEW ICMR DIRECTIVE

10 CRUCIAL DETAILS ON MILK TEA AND COFFEE REGULATIONS

Published By Moushumi Mahanta | 15 May, 2024

ICMR's New Guidelines

ICMR and the NIN have released 17 new dietary guidelines to promote healthy eating habits.
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Caution on Caffeine Consumption

The guidelines caution against excessive consumption of caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee, emphasizing the importance of moderation.
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Timing of Tea and Coffee

Consumption of tea, coffee, and other caffeinated drinks along with meals or immediately after meals should be avoided, as per the guidelines.
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Impact on Iron Absorption

Beverages like tea can hinder iron absorption due to the presence of tannins, potentially leading to iron deficiency and anaemia.
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Physiological Dependence

Excessive caffeine consumption can stimulate the body's central nervous system, leading to physiological dependence and adverse health effects.
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Effects on Blood Pressure

Overconsumption of coffee and tea can elevate blood pressure and cause cardiac irregularities, according to the guidelines.
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Recommended Daily Caffeine Intake

The guidelines recommend a daily caffeine intake of 300 mg, with specific caffeine content outlined for various beverages like brewed coffee and tea.
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Benefits of Drinking Tea Without Milk

Citizens are advised to avoid milk tea and opt for tea without milk, as it is linked to improved blood circulation and reduced risk of coronary artery disease and stomach cancer.
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Understanding Caffeine Content

Understanding the caffeine content in beverages can help individuals manage their intake more effectively and avoid exceeding recommended limits.
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Promotion of Diverse Diet and Physical Activity

The guidelines also stress the importance of maintaining a diverse diet and engaging in regular physical activity for overall health and well-being.
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