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Tea: Disease promoting chemicals and what to do

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Tea contains an array of toxic ingredients which promote disease.

It contains chemicals (e.g.tannins, phytates) which inhibit iron absorption, reduce iron bio-availability leading to iron deficiency anaemia. Vegetarians and pregnant mothers should therefore avoid tea for their own health and that of their children. 

Tea contains fluoride, heavy metals (inc Al, Pb), carcinogens, pesticides, caffeine, nicotine to name a few. As you can see some of these chemicals are highly addictive causing dependence, tolerance and withdrawal symptoms, which is why it can be hard to kick the habit. 

People suffering from indigestion, acid reflux, bloating should also avoid tea as the caffeine can aggravate these symptoms. 

To make matters worse, the tea bag material itself contains chemicals which leach out into the brew. For example plastics (e.g. thermoplastic, PVC, polypropylene) which breakdown and release carcinogens into your mug.

Paper tea bags are commonly treated with epichlorophydrin which, on contact with water, hydrolyses to 3-MCPD --> a carcinogen implicated in suppressed immunity and infertility. 

Basically the additives which help to keep the tea bag's integrity and prevent it from disintegrating into the water, are responsible for leaching harmful, carcinogenic compounds into the tea and ultimately into your bodies. 

Taking this all into account, I think it's too risky on so many levels to even contemplate drinking another cup of tea. 

Solution:

-Drink raw milk instead.

-Boil water with herbs e.g. fennel, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves. 

-For chronic tea users, I would advice you  to slowly taper down tea consumption to limit the withdrawal symptoms and not to quit 'cold turkey'. 

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What about coffee? Does that have more or less caffeine than tea? Not that I drink it, but some family members do. 

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thing with coffee and tea is the tannins and volatile oils which destroys your stomach's microbiome leading to diminished digestion and absorption of nutrients , diuretic effects means you get dehydrated , the caffeine triggers insulin release so your cells don't get the glucose but your fats cells get filled . You can get your polyphenols from berries and grapes along with hydration, anthocynanins and vitamin C.

Anyone got decent recipes for samundar and thandai (non sukha)?

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1 hour ago, simran345 said:

What about coffee? Does that have more or less caffeine than tea? Not that I drink it, but some family members do. 

Many of the points raised about tea also apply to coffee. So I would personally avoid it. 

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