After a long day when I need to relax or while reading a book, I drink a cup of warm tea. Typically there isn’t a day where I don’t drink one to two cups of tea as it’s so much of my afternoon and nightly routine, especially in the winter.
When first diagnosed with a nickel food allergy, or systemic nickel allergy syndrome, I was given the long list of foods to avoid. The list only included excluding tea from my diet if it was dispensed using a stainless steel tea filter basket, strainer or infuser. I was so relieved to know I could still drink tea without aggravating my nickel food allergy. Plus drinking lots of water daily helps flush our body from harmful toxins, like nickel. (more…)