Having a warm cup of tea can provide a lot health benefits and prevent you from many health issues and diseases, but this is the case if the cup of tea is not full of pesticides. Many tea brand companies have thousands of pesticides on a single tea bag that can actually poison you, and they are slowly killing you.
CBC News has conducted an investigation on how much pesticides are there on a single tea bag, and they had done that on the leading tea brands. According to what investigators discovered, the levels of pesticides in the tea brands was way above the limit that was acceptable. Also various types of chemicals were discovered in 8 teas out of 10, and in one of the brands there were over 22 types of different pesticides.
Many studies have proven that those pesticides can cause the development of Alzheimer’s diseases, ADHD, birth and reproductive effects, and even cancer! The pesticides are able to cause a disruption in our hormones, therefore causing harm to our endocrine and nervous system. These pesticides can be passed on from the mother to the baby which is still not born, therefore causing a lot of harm to the baby. Also the pesticides can be passed through the breast milk.
These pesticides can accumulate in your body, and cause very serious health issues.
Here are the tea brands that were found to have the most pesticides in them:
- King Cole
- Uncle Lee’s Legends of China (Jasmine Green Tea & Green Tea)
- No Name
- Red Rose
- Lipton (Yellow Label Black Tea & Pure Green Tea)
Toxic Paper Tea Bags
Do you know that the paper bags that the tea is stored in, are mostly treated with epichlorohydrin, because that way the bag cannot be teared or disintegrated. The epichlorohydrin is a compound that is chlorinated, and mostly it is used as an industrial solvent. It has powerful carcinogen properties, and it is easily irritating the skin. Mostly this compound is used for epoxy resins production. According to the Dow safety literature, it is highly dangerous and there should be even more precautions before use.
Avoid “Natural Flavors” as an Ingredient
One of the sneakiest ways to hide certain ingredients is through the natural flavors. Mostly people who know that they are buying a product with natural flavors, think that the product is better and has cleaner ingredients inside. It may sound harmless, but mostly it is made out of corn and soy based ingredients, therefore it is hiding GMOs.