I have worked to gradually improve the foods I eat, avoiding BPA, MSG, food additives, and overall eating more organic and healthy foods. But I found that my coffee, tea and wine were riddled with pesticides. I never even thought about this until I read some articles by the “Food Babe” (see her Facebook Page with more than a million followers).
Most wines not only use a healthy amount of pesticides in growing the grapes, but there are also other additives such as sulfates that I found were adversely affecting my sleep and even causing headaches.
Wow! I had no idea. Much to my surprise however, there are many options for organic coffees, wine and teas. Most grocery stores offer organic coffee options, including in K-cups. I have found many nice selections of wine at Whole Foods and some at Costco for very reasonable prices, some were not any more expensive than the non-organic wins I was buying. Amazon also offers many options of organic coffee, teas and wine and they are delivered right to your doorstep. Amazon even has its own wine store and you can select organic to see all organic options. I much prefer the taste of these organic options of coffee, tea and wine.
I purchased a french press so I could purchase organic loose leaf tea. It’s so easy to use and clean up afterwards that I found it just as easy as tea bags, but this opened my options to many more exotic teas available.
Between coffee, tea and wine, I was consuming a considerable amount of pesticides and other chemicals that were very unhealthy. Particularly if you consider daily consumption over a long period of years – this adds up. It’s easy to make the switch to much healthier alternatives. I’ve included some links and resources to help you too. You can do it. Better taste experience, no added expense and much healthier living!