Tea naturally contains some fluoride which is absorbed into the plant from soil and rainwater. Many, if not most, tea drinkers are consuming a dose of fluoride likely to negatively affect their health, according to a study.
The study pointed out that people who live in the UK generally have much higher intake levels of fluoride then what is recommended, and this can lead to serious health issues.
The fluoride was, of course, traced back to their love of tea, and connected with weak bones and teeth and kidney problems.
Another thing to watch out for is old tea, which loses nutritional value and absorbs more fluoride as time goes on. Over half of the teas on the market exceed the limit of toxins allowed, but this doesn’t mean that we have to stop drinking tea altogether. We just have to make healthier, more conscious decisions about what tea we want to buy, and always give preference to organic brands.
You can also buy loose tea and brew it yourself.
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