Herbal tea’s are definitely big business, but when I did my research I was amazed at how some top tea companies manage to brand their tea’s in such a way that they fly from the shop shelf into your tea cup at home. So the question is do you know what tea your really drinking?
Conventional Teas May Contain Fluoride and Pesticides
Most tea isn’t washed before it is distributed into bags. If the tea was sprayed with pesticides, those pesticides will wind up directly in your cup. Many non-organic tea brands have been found to contain pesticides that are known carcinogens. Popular tea brands often get away with listing “natural flavors” as an ingredient, causing many consumers to think they are buying better, cleaner ingredients. But there is a whole list of what “natural flavors” could mean.
A study published in Food Research International found that a significant percentage of the United Kingdom population greatly exceeded the recommended dietary intake for fluoride, which can lead to detrimental health effects. It was determined that the overexposure was occurring specifically from the consumption of tea. Overexposure to fluoride can cause problems with the bones and teeth, as well as kidney problems.
Which Brands Contain The Most Toxins?
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation actually conducted an investigation on several popular international tea companies, including:
- No Name
- Uncle Lee’s Legends of China
- King Cole
- King Cole, which contained the monocrotophos – a chemical that is currently in the process of being banned, as it causes irregular heartbeat and even coma.
- Uncle Lee’s Legends of China, which contained more than 20 types of pesticides. One was endosulfan, which causes nervous system damage.
- No Name, which contained more than 10 pesticide types.
So before we get to involved in this process, let’s focus on the Good tea’s out there…
- Red Rose
- Numi Tea
- Rishi Tea
- EDEN Organic
- Organic Stash
- Choice Organic Teas
- Two Leaves
- Organic Tazo
- Pukka Tea
Hope you found this information interesting.
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