I Can’t Believe What Disgusting Things They Found In Tea…
What you don’t know you’re drinking CAN hurt you.
Especially in regards to tea.
Yes, this ubiquitously popular beverage is often tainted with a lot of filler…
… These range from the merely gross to the carcinogenic and toxic.
If you’re drinking tea for your health, the last thing you want are mountains of filthy additives and industrial chemicals.
Read on to find out how you can improve YOUR brew today…
Sneaky Substance #1: Castoreum…
Are you like the millions of people who enjoy raspberry-flavored sweetened teas?
Well, if you’re drinking a non-organic raspberry-flavored tea, there’s a good chance you’re drinking castoreum.
What is castoreum?
According to Food Republic1, it’s an artificial flavoring that is extracted from the anal glands of beavers.
I’m not making that up.
All artificial flavors come from somewhere, and some of them are absolutely revolting.
Did you order that flavored, commercial raspberry iced tea in a restaurant?
Well, you may need to seriously reconsider, given how tea is dispensed in some eateries.
A service industry blog, “I Got Stiffed,” claims that the tea dispensers themselves found in restaurants can be absolutely disgusting2, and warns that the spouts of the tea dispensers can be neglected (resulting in a nasty buildup of mold and other gunk).
It highlights one or two very specific restaurant chains known for their dirty conditions.
Sneaky Substance #2: Pesticides…
Still, while these things are gross, they probably aren’t going to kill you.
But we’re not out of the woods yet: by far the biggest danger to your health found in non-organic teas is pesticides.
Food blogger “Food Babe” points out that most tea isn’t even washed before it finds it is packed into tea bags3.
She explains that the tea, which is regularly sprayed with carcinogenic pesticides, ends up directly in your cup.
Worse, she points to a third-party study by Glaucus Research4 that found a whopping 91 percent of Celestial Seasonings teas contained pesticide residues that were over US limits!
“The ‘Wellness’ tea line was found to contain traces of propargite,” she writes, “also a known carcinogen and developmental toxin.”
Sneaky Substance #3: Toxic Element Contamination…
There’s yet another risk when it comes to non-organic brewed teas, which is “toxic element contamination.”
The Journal of Toxicology5 explains that common commercial oolong, black, white, and green teas in tea bags contained terrifying levels of lead — a level unsafe for pregnant and nursing mothers.
Much of the tea also contained aluminum that exceeded “recommended guidelines.”
Worst of all, as the study edited by Lucio Guido Costa explains, there are no guidelines for testing or reporting toxins like this in “natural” tea products.
The study’s abstract urges the institution of some kind of public health notification system or further industry regulation.
How To Avoid Pesticides In Your Tea…
The only way to truly avoid pesticides in your tea is to purchase teas from a company that publishes REAL lab results…
I always test SlimTea for purity and antioxidants.
You MUSt go organic in order to avoid consuming all these nasty and even dangerous substances and toxins that no person has any business drinking.
It’s healthy, all natural, and free of the industrial chemicals and toxins found in commercial teas.
Plus, it helps:
- Boost Your Immune System
- Oxidize Fat From Your Belly, Thighs and Arms
- Promote Lower Cholesterol and Heart Health
- Detoxify Your Body – Including Fighting Free Radicals That Cause Disease