Tea certainly has its benefits, from plenty of antioxidants to less caffeine than our average cup of coffee. But according to a recent study by the American Chemical Society, it also has some hidden dangers, particularly if we are brewing our cuppa with tea bags.
Researchers at McGill University found that a single tea bag can release 11.6 billion microplastic and 3.1 billion nanoplastic particles into the water.
The particles come from the polypropylene that use to seal tea bags closed. These microplastics are dangerous for our health and can cause stomach, liver and pancreas cancer, disturbing our harmone level and in long term use can cause endocrine cancer , allergic reactions in skin and body etc.
Loose leaf tea, of course. Not only a chemical-free, fresher option, but it often produces a stronger, more flavorful cup of tea.
FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT
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Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 100 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.