Can I Drink Tea, Green Tea or Herbal Tea on Dukan Diet?

In this post I am answering three questions in one, as many people are searching on the Internet to find out whether they can drink various types of tea, whilst following the Dukan Diet.  As you are unlikely to be trying to find out whether you can drink something you don’t like, the answer for those people asking the questions about drinking different teas is good news, as you can drink all you want, of these types of tea, throughout all four phases of the Dukan Diet, provided it is only sweetened with zero calorie sweeteners and any milk used is skim or zero fat milk.  The only teas you should try to avoid are those that contain large amounts of fruit as they may contain a lot of natural sugar.


Green tea has been a fashionable drink for slimmers because of all the teas it contains the highest quantities of catechins.  Catechins are antioxidants that are credited with acting as both fat blockers and fat burners.  They block fat absorption by preventing the body from being able to break down the fat to use and they burn fat as they stimulate enzymes that burn or metabolise stored body fat.

Apart from catechins, tea also contains calcium, magnesium, tannins, amino acids, biotin, fluoride, Vitamins D and E and flavonoids which like catechins are antioxidants and because of this tea is

  • Great for your heart as the flavonoids reduce the build up of cholesterol and one of the catechins EGCg has been shown to be beneficial in the treatment of both strokes and heart attacks.
  • Good for your bones and teeth.  The Vitamin D helps build bones and the fluoride helps prevent cavaties.  The amino acids and calcium and magnesium also help the body to form healthy bones and teeth.
  • Brilliant for boosting your immune system due to the high levels of antioxidants which also help slow down the ageing process too!


13 Responses to “Can I Drink Tea, Green Tea or Herbal Tea on Dukan Diet?”

  • MM on June 17, 2017

    Hello Amber,

    I started Dukan a couple of weeks ago and am all into it! 10 lbs down, 9 to go! 🙂 Everytime I google any of my doubts I am directed to your site. Thanks for putting it together!

    I am wondering if hibiscus tea in moderation would be ok? I love my 1 cup a day, but I am aware it contains carbs, natural sugars and calories. I’ve been replacing it by green tea, but I miss it deeply… Do you think 1 cup a day of hibiscus tea can jeopardize my diet?

    • Amber on June 29, 2017

      Hi MM

      If you have it unsweetened one cup a day should not slow your weight loss too much. If it helps you keep to the diet it is a price worth paying.

      Keep up the good work

      Amber:)

  • Rose on November 4, 2016

    Hi, I was wondering if I can drink origanum vulgare also , unsweetened ?!!

    • Amber on November 5, 2016

      Hi Rose

      This tea is fine to drink.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Jody on October 3, 2016

    Hi I was wondering am I able to drink David’s tea while on the attack phase?

    • Amber on October 16, 2016

      Hi Jody

      Just check out your teas of choice of the website https://www.davidstea.com/

      Any zero calorie blends are fine.

      Thanks

      Amber:)

  • Laura on August 16, 2015

    Hey
    can I drink tropica fruit flavored tea without sugar?
    Thank u

    • Amber on May 9, 2015

      Hi Amanda

      As it is zero calorie it is fine.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Luna on April 19, 2015

    Dear, thank you for your wonderful website, i was wondering if this tea is actually allowed : http://www.myfitnesspal.com/food/calories/twinings-of-london-pomegranate-raspberry-tea-93800726

    • Amber on April 19, 2015

      Hi Luna

      All of the Twining range have 4 calories per cup and it would take a lot of their tea to stop to you losing weight so I wouldn’t worry about enjoying this drink.

      Best wishes

      Amber:)

  • Brenda on November 6, 2013

    Thanks! I was wondering about this. I was afraid some berry flavored herb teas I was drinking weren’t allowed in the attack phase and am happy to discover those are an allowed food:)

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