I’ve been on this holistic lifestyle journey for a while and everyday seems like I’m learning something new. It’s insane how many toxins we come across daily and don’t even know about it.
I’ve always been a tea lover ever since I was a little girl and my Granny would serve me a nice cup of tea in the morning in the prettiest teacup and we’d chat while she would sip her usual black coffee. Something about those price moments that made you feel warm inside.
What I wasn’t aware of was the amount of pesticides and harmful ingredients that lied inside that Lipton tea bag.
Here are just a few things that you should look out for when reading the ingredient label on your tea bags:
- Artificial flavoring
- Modified corn starch
- Caramel powder
- Soy lecithin
Unfortunately these ingredients are listed on your most popular brands of tea such as Lipton, Celestial, Tazo, Twining’s and Teavanna just to name a few. The reality is that some of our most beloved teas are also filled with pesticides and toxic fillers. Not to mention that the actually tea itself might be processed in a factory from China with questionable additives or dried tea leaves that are not fresh with low quality.
Of course your thinking okay so now that I know these ingredients are potential harmful what can I do to avoid them??? I suggest only buying certified organic teas and brands verified from the Non GMO project. As always look at the ingredients list on the back of the box. If you see any of the warning items listed above leave that box right on the shelf! Do not buy do not resuscitate!
Here are a few more tips:
- Buy loose leaf tea whenever possible
- Make sure it’s free of all artificial colors and flavors
- No plastic tea bags
- Always buy Organic and non-GMO tea
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