Politically incorrect green tea?
May 20, 2004
From a press release
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Lipton makes it. Bigelow makes it. Celestial Seasonings makes it. 100's of thousands of Americans are drinking green tea every day. Health advocates recommend 3-6 cups a day for its antioxidant benefits. But is it really good for you? In nutritionist Michael Barbee's new book, "Politically Incorrect Nutrition: Finding Reality in the Mire of Food Industry Propaganda," (Vital Health Publishing), Barbee exposes many such current and widely held politically correct nutritional beliefs. In the case of your morning cup of green tea, did you know that it is often contaminated with unprecedented amounts of fluoride, aluminum and DDT, and regular consumption can lead to serious health problems?
Preventative medicine expert Dr. Stephen Langer suggests that as much as 40% of the population may have sub-clinical hypothyroidism, of which symptoms include carpal tunnel syndrome, loss of libido, arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and weight gain. The fluoride that pervades our food and water supply must surely be considered a culprit, with tea drinkers at higher risk. To make matters worse, some samples of green tea recently analyzed were contaminated with cancer causing DDT and Dursban, which are not banned in the tea growing countries China and India.
If you want green tea's benefits, buy good quality organic green tea from companies like Choice Organic Teas, Celestial Seasoning's Organic Green Tea, or Stash Organic Green Tea and use filtered or spring water. Even better for antioxidants may be to consume fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, and/or supplement with Vitamins C and E, zinc, selenium, CoQ10, and N-Acetyl Cysteine, suggests Barbee.
Each well-researched chapter is surprising and enlightening. Get the real scoop on soy and estrogens, eggs and cholesterol, and the sugar-free foods for diabetics. Politically Incorrect Nutrition exposes many current and widely held beliefs foisted on both consumers and health care practitioners by the well-oiled, agenda driven food industry propaganda. And it's not all bad news, for instance, he writes dark chocolate (organic) has four times the amount of antioxidants as green tea per serving!
So for someone who doesen't like the taste of tea...where can you get organic green tea extract pills?
I have nature's bounty right now but they are not organic and i can't find the brands that were tested by consumerlabs to have lead...anyone know which 2 were tested to have lead from the review?