Warning: Tea may not be as healthy as you think

Tea has long been touted for its health benefits. But, have you ever wondered where your tea leaves actually come from? While tea does have a great many benefits, the way it’s treated before it arrives in your favorite mug might just possibly cancel out those positives.

For instance, tea plants easily absorb fluoride from the soil, and as such, many tea drinks contain lots of it. Excessive consumption of fluoride can cause neurotoxicity. It has been suggested that many tea drinkers in the U.S. drink enough tea to be at risk. Low quality, older tea leaves tend to contain more fluoride than premium white leaf teas.

It’s also important to remember that most tea leaves aren’t washed before they’re put in bags and sold to you. And if that tea was sprayed with pesticides, then, sorry to say but that’s what’s going in your teabag. Furthermore, there are several other additives, like soy lecithin and toxic plastics, that can also find their way into big-box teas.

There is still hope for tea drinkers, though, as there are plenty of organic tea manufacturers available out there.

You just have to choose wisely.




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