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2 Servings

Ice Tea for Summers

Iced tea not only refreshes you but research has found that it has immense health benefits. We share a few healthy ideas with you…

Iced tea has proven to be one of the healthiest drinks available. Not only does it revive you on a hot day, but also add to keeping you healthy.

Improving health is a multifaceted process. Many of us are already aware of the steps which one needs to take to maintain a healthy life like quit smoking, keeping a check on the level of alcohol consumed, avoiding fried stuff, and including a lot of fruits and veggies in our everyday diet chart.

But most of us did not know the fact that drinking a glass of iced tea during the day can take care of most of our problems. Iced tea is rich in vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants that keep a check on calories consumed during the day. A recent medical study revealed that iced tea has the capability to prevent cavities too! Whereas, drinking sodas promotes cavities. Not only does it refreshes your mind but also improves your health, especially if you are addicted to soda then it is time to change to a healthy cup of iced tea.

If you are into caffeine consumption, a glass of iced tea can balance that out. Not only will it cut down on the consumption of caffeine but will help you get rid of the habit of drinking coffee, which is not good for the health.

Also, those heavily into drinking soft drinks can find a healthy substitute now. Not only will it take care of your body, but also your mind and soul.

Ingredients:

2 Tea bags of your choice/ 2 Pinch of Tea Leaves
2 Cups Water
4-5 Tsp Sugar /per your taste
2-3 Mint leaves
Crushed ice
1 Tsp Lemon Juice

Method
– Bring 2 cups of water in a pan to a boil. Add Sugar to taste. Turn off the heat and add tea bags/tea leaves.
– Keep the tea bags/tea leaves in the hot water for three/four minutes only. Anymore than that and your tea is going to be too bitter. That will spoil the taste.
– Pour the concentrated tea into a container after it cools down.
– Put the tea in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
– For that extra zing, add some mint leaves, crushed ice and a little bit of lemon juice.