Health & Fit Pesticides, plastics… 5 health mistakes not to be made any more to continue drinking safe tea

17:40  26 september  2019
17:40  26 september  2019 Source:   pressfrom.com

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"'Microwave safe ' really refers to a more crude cutoff for what can happen to the plastic material – to Avoid putting plastic food or drink containers in the dishwasher. This is another way to prevent Certainly not all plastics have been associated with potential health concerns linked to bisphenols.

And in an effort to be more healthy , many of us make a point of carrying water bottles with us everywhere we go. But are our water bottles a health You can also check that reusuable bottles say they are 'BPA-free', as some bottles may be made of number 5 plastic but use polycarbonate linings

Pesticides, plastiques… 5 erreurs santé à ne plus faire pour continuer à boire son thé sans danger © iStock Pesticides, plastics… 5 health mistakes not to be made to continue drinking safe tea Favor tea in a sachet, overheating it or choosing to sip it at the wrong time are all mistakes that should not be made. We explain to you why. Prefer loose tea to tea in

tea bag First of all, you have to differentiate between the bags that are found in supermarkets and those that come from the big houses of tea . In the second case, it is simply a story of packaging (the tea houses will then offer the same product in bulk and in sachets). On the other hand, when it comes to supermarket bags, distrust, the quality is not the same. Questioned by the France 5 program, Allô Docteurs, François-Xavier Delmas, expert tea drinker, taster and founder of the Palais du thé explains: "To be good, a tea must have plenty of room to express itself. don't compress it into something. " "In addition, he adds, inside the sachet, we will find poor quality broken pieces." Last argument in favor of bulk: in November 2017, a study of 60 million consumers pinned several tea bags, in which the team had found chemicals dangerous to health and up to 17 pesticides. Admittedly, these were small quantities, which most of the time were below the authorized limits. But still. So loose.

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So many of us walk around drinking out of plastic bottles without realizing how unhealthy this can be . Water bottles, for example, contain phthalates. Given this fact, it’s safe to say that many people are not going to be interested in taking the coronavirus vaccine. This includes many scientists and doctors.

Most single-use plastic straws are made from polypropylene, a type of plastic commonly made Polypropylene is thought to be food- safe in amounts approved by the Food and Drug Administration. For people who want to continue using straws, there are plenty of more eco-friendly options available.

Favor organic tea

If, according to the same study, 60 million consumers, traces of chemical pesticides have also been found in the organic tea bags tested, overall, they remain less contaminated than the others. We therefore put on organic .

Heat it in the microwave rather than the kettle

Without wanting to create a diplomatic incident with our British neighbors, it would be better to heat your tea in the microwave rather than the kettle. In any case, this was revealed by several media who asked themselves the question in 2017, after having observed the main character of the detective series Broadchurch, Alec Hardy, heating his infusion in the microwave. They all cited a 2011 study by Doctor Quan Vuong who recommended using the microwave. The reason ? This would activate 80% of the specific properties of tea, including caffeine, theanine and polyphenols, which are good for the body.

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Plastic bottles are made of PETROLEUM and no matter what, the water you consume from those plastic bottles likely has traces of PETROLEUM in it. Do you really want to ingest particles of PETROLEUM, not to mention whatever else is used to manufacture the forever existing plastic

There often are tiny bits of plastic in the fish and shellfish we eat. Scientists are racing to figure out what that means for our health . Learn what you can do to reduce your own single-use plastics , and take your pledge. Read this story and more in the June 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine.

Do not overheat tea

According to an Canadian study, published on September 25, 2019 in the journal ACS Environmental Science & Technology, overheating tea would be dangerous. And for good reason, infused at 95 ° C for five minutes, some nylon or polyethylene terephthalate sachets could release millions of particles of micro-plastics and nano-plastics. And if for the moment, "we have only few data on human exposure to nanoplastics and their potential toxicity and we cannot therefore predict the risks of their consumption for human health to date", as the study leaders remind us, we take our precautions and while waiting for this little scientific info, we prefer loose tea and we don't overheat it.

Drinking it at the wrong time

Even if the doses are not similar, green tea contains theine, comparable to caffeine . Concretely and without going into details, we avoid it before going to bed. As a precaution, we stop drinking it at least 4 hours before going to bed.

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© imago images / photothek Microplastics in drinking water cannot be seen with the naked eye. • The World Health Organization warns against the spread of microplastics in drinking water. • The UN agency calls for scientific studies on the health effects of exposure. • At the moment, however, the experts still consider the health risk for humans to be low.

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