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9 Pesticide-Filled Teas You Should Never Buy (and the kind you should)

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Tea is the world’s most popular beverage and is widely considered a healthy drink, loaded with anti-oxidants and other beneficial nutrients. Green tea has been touted to boost your immune system and increase your metabolism, which aids in weight loss. Herbal teas are popular for their healing properties as remedies for various health issues. Black tea is considered a healthier source of caffeine than soda or coffee drinks. But, what we haven’t been told, until recently, is that high levels of pesticides have been found in well known brands of tea that you probably have in your cupboard right now. Pesticide levels so high they exceed the legal limit and are putting your health at risk. Yet, the latest study conducted by the Canadian news service CBC showed that nine of ten most popular tea brands in North America contain toxic pesticides. These pesticides reduce the benefits of the tea, since many of them are carcinogenic, and their amounts are significantly above the scientifically backed ‘allowable’ limits. In 2014, the CBC Marketplace investigated these tea brands and discovered that via either direct treatment or field runoff; nine of the ten most popular Canadian teas included pesticides. These nine brands of tea are the following: No Name – black tea Uncle Lee’s Legends of China – jasmine green tea Twinings – Earl Grey Signal – orange pekoe Lipton – yellow label black tea Uncle Lee’s Legends of China – green tea Lipton – pure green tea Tetley – green tea King Cole – orange pekoe Even though all nine contained pesticides, some of them had a comparatively low level, so their risk to cause health damage is quite low. Yet, 3 of them were far above the ‘allowable’ limits. THESE THREE INCLUDE: CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …

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