Be careful with the types of tea bags you use. They could be causing you to drink melted plastic. Drinking a cup of tea is supposed to be a healthy and relaxing habit, but it certainly isn’t the case if your tea bag is made of plastic.

Once upon a time, tea bags were made of paper. These days it is common to find tea bags made from a silky, mesh-like material. Often they have a pyramid shape. Brands that use this type of tea bag usually use better quality tea leaves, often with whole tea leaves inside, rather than the powdery dust that’s often found in low-quality tea. So the tea usually does taste better, but there could be a price to pay.

Plastic tea bags are usually made from food grade nylon or polyethylene terephthalate (PET). These types of plastic do have a high melting point, but if you pour boiling water onto the tea bag, you may be ingesting small amounts of melted plastic. If you do this regularly, the plastic can accumulate in your body.

I have always avoided heating food in plastic containers or purchasing hot foods or drinks in plastic containers, and I urge you to do the same. Heat can cause some plastic molecules to migrate into the food or liquid, which you may then ingest. It is far safer to heat food in glass or stainless steel containers. Plastic is a foreign molecule that your body is simply not equipped to deal with.

It is the responsibility of your liver to detoxify your body and bloodstream of all toxins you have ingested, inhaled or applied to your skin. We all live in a highly polluted world now, and your liver can easily become overburdened. This is particularly true for people with a fatty liver, inflamed liver or diagnosed liver condition. Your liver will struggle with detoxification.

Loose leaf tea is healthiest, but isn’t always convenient. The next best option is unbleached paper tea bags. I created Livatone Plus specifically to support and enhance the phase 1 and phase 2 detoxification pathways in your liver, to enable it to detoxify your body of chemicals more efficiently.