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The Hidden Facts About Toxic Tea, Know How to Choose!

December 7, 2018 Stories


Tea can definitely be a great way to guaranty your health. Black, green, white, oolong and pu-erh teas all come from the Camellia Sinensis plant that is native to China and India. These teas contain flavonoids; the most potent of these can help against free radicals that can contribute to a variety of cancers and heart disease. Many herbal teas contain some pretty amazing health benefits as well, although they are not as beneficial as the teas that are coming from the Camellia plant.

Drinking tea is a common daily practice among many nations for years. Tea is believed to contain very important elements that are anti-oxidants and can fight cancer and other diseases. These benefits may be true;however,there is also information that is often overlooked which reveals some toxic facts about the common tea brands. Do we believe that advantages in tea outweigh the disadvantages when the fact is about drinking tea? When teas are loadedwith very dangerous pesticides, does it make a difference for its property to fight cancer? At this point, the toxic substances in some tea brands neutralizethe beneficial properties? Some of thefavorite brands of tea were among the worst for toxic levels. Many of these brands market their teas as being beneficial to your health; yet do nothing to control the toxins existing in the teas from heavily used pesticides. This is another example for big companies’ greed for gain being put before consumers’wellness.

Here is a chart that includes some popular tea brands and indicates whether or not they contain pesticides and additives.

Without listing names, let’s take a look at some of the tea brands that contain the highest pesticide levels. My best brand was very deceiving when I recognized that it is among the worst; this makes me sad as I’ve always loved this tea brand and was very attached to its extensive collection. There’s just something so whimsical about its quality. Many kinds of teas contained high levels of pesticides that exceed the US federal norms. This is very alarming. Old brands were very organic at the very beginning. When they started exporting their products. Their interest was to help people live healthier lives. This might be the case for most of the brands at the very start, but with the continuous greed for gain and the abrasive competition for larger markets, quality was given less importance if compared to quantity and flowing supply into tea markets.

Many teas contain high toxic levels. Not only do many of these teas contain pesticides, many of them contain artificial flavorings as well. As a common practice to mask suspicious ingredients and tent them under the labeling of “natural flavoring,”.

Consumers believe that once a product is natural then it is healthier, but this is not true with most of the organic additives. Any ingredient that comes from a natural origin falls under this category. However, additives such as: Castoreum (a chemical taken out of glands from a beaver that are located near the anus,) Carmine aka Natural Red #4 (made from dried and ground up Cochina beetles, gives foods a red color,) and many more are not suitable for human consumption. It is not a general truth that if something is natural then it is a good. Be aware of these ingredient labels before purchasing and reconsider what you’re putting into your body.

This is not to make readers feel deceived and exploited by big capitals but there are some trustworthy companies that provide quality organic teas to its consumers by monitoring the amount of chemicals and additives and also using sustainable farming methods and legal trade norms. You just have to search carefully. Even if special, safe and clean brands are a little more expensive than the conventional ones, its quality deserves the price. As a tea fun you will not only be getting the full benefit that the tea has to offer, but  you will be supporting ethical, sustainable and organic farming practices. The more people that switch to brands like these, the greater urgency conventional brands will feel to start changing their practices and exploitations.

Now that you have learned some of the truth behind your favorite teas, you can make a wise, more informed and healthy choice when considering the many different types of teas that are available!

by A.Ouyidir

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