You've probably noticed organic products all over the aisles at your local supermarket. As a big trend in shopping, organic products have caught the attention of both environmentalists and foodies. But if you have yet to latch on to this trend, you may be wondering: what's the big deal? Turns out, organic products can have a huge impact on your health. This is true of everything from fruits to veggies and even tea! The following are just a few of the many health benefits organic tea has to offer:
Lack of Pesticides
Most enthusiasts are fans of organic tea not for what it contains, but for what it lacks. Non-organic teas are often full of pesticides and other unnatural products. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency1, consumption of food grown with heavy pesticides is connected to an increased risk of birth defects, cancer and nerve damage. The extent of health problems related to pesticides depends greatly on the type of pesticide and the extent to which it is used. Generally, as pesticide use is reduced, the health of consumers increases rapidly; this is especially true with infants and children. The best way to prevent such damage is to maintain a primarily organic diet.
The current practices utilized in the mass production of tea aren’t sustainable; the heavy use of pesticides and fertilizers is slowly depleting land that should have been arable for much longer. Organic farmers take care to implement alternative practices like crop rotation in hopes of producing tea and other products in a highly sustainable manner. The use of organic methods ensures that people will be able to drink delicious organic teas for years to come.
If you've ever tasted a specially crafted organic tea, you already know that the taste is far superior to big brand teas. There's a reason that traditional societies strived to maintain natural harmony in their tea gardens – such care results in unique flavors, providing drinkers with a truly amazing experience.
Some may view organic foods as a short-lived fad, but eating and drinking organic is a way of life. By including organic tea in your diet, you are contributing to the long-term health and vitality of both Mother Nature and your own body. Brew a cup of Teatulia and experience the wonder of organic tea for yourself.
1. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Pesticides and Food: Health Problems Pesticides May Pose.” May 9, 2012. http://www.epa.gov/opp00001/food/risks.htm