Often, in order to save time and the mess that spreads after brewing tea, the trend of using tea bags instead of whole tea leaves or loose tea leaves has increased. Tea bags are not only used for making tea, they are also used for mental health, skin care, hair growth and gut health. It’s a great alternative to loose leaf tea, but did you know that excessive use of them in tea form can harm your health (tea bag health hazards)?
Find out what the research says about it
In 2019, research was conducted on tea leaves and tea bags at McGill University, Canada. After research, it was concluded that plastic tea bags can leave harmful particles in your cup. It has also shown the ability to affect good bacteria.
Kriti Srivastava, nutritionist and dietitian at NH 24, a kitchen weight loss and wellness center in Ghaziabad, says: ‘Very forbidden everywhere. Too much of anything is bad for your health. If you always use tea bags instead of loose leaf tea, then the benefits may be reduced.
Tell us what is the right way to drink tea?
The best way to drink tea is to drink traditionally prepared tea. Green tea, black tea or any other type of organic tea is available in the market in bulk form. Add tea leaves to the water and pour into a cup and drink. You must know that the staplers used in most tea bags are harmful to health.
Here are 5 health risks of tea bags
1 Antioxidants can be reduced
Unlike whole leaf tea, tea bags usually contain broken leaves, dust and leaf microparticles made by CTC or crush-tear-curl production. The leaves are put into large rolling machines, which break the whole leaves into small pieces.
These leaves are placed in tea bags. The process also affects the healthy compound L-theanine and antioxidants, which are beneficial in detoxification and improving overall health.
2 are harmful for diabetics
Kriti Srivastava explains, extra caffeine ingested through tea bags can disrupt blood glucose levels. Although herbal teas like turmeric tea, hibiscus tea, cinnamon tea, chamomile tea work against diabetes. Despite this, excessive use of tea bags containing caffeine is harmful for diabetic patients.
Using 3 bags of bleached tea
Bleach is also sometimes used in tea bags, which can enter your body with the tea. When they are bleached with chemicals, it affects their taste and nutritional value. If you want to use any tea bag by cutting it, then that is not right. This reduces both taste and benefit. Be sure to check the bleached and unbleached labels when purchasing.
4 I can’t get the right taste of tea
When the tea leaves are well dissolved in water, the taste improves. The leaves are broken and compressed into very small shapes for tea bags. This limited form does not have the same taste as whole leaf tea.
This does not mean that tea bags are completely harmful to health. Enjoy tea bags whenever you want, but drinking it over and over again can be harmful.