Jan 2009
What the Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know
We found 13 secrets, hidden in plain sight, on the shelves of your local supermarket. Before you fill your cart, make sure you read this.

Beverage makers don't want you to know that the bottled green tea you're drinking may not be as healthy as you think it is. Last year, we commissioned ChromaDex Laboratories to analyze 14 different bottled green teas for their levels of catechins, the healthful antioxidants in tea that are thou:ght to fight disease. The finding: Catechin content varied widely among brands. While Honest Tea Organic Honey Green Tea topped the charts with an impressive 215 milligrams of total catechins, some products hardly even registered on the antioxidant scale. For instance, Republic of Tea Pomegranate Green Tea had just 9 milligrams and Ito En Tea's Tea Lemongrass Green had just 28 milligrams.