During the summer we should greatly increase the amount of liquid ingested, but everyone already knows that, right? What many people don’t know is that, in addition to hydrating and refreshing, the consumption of some beverages brings many other health benefits.
Iced tea and its benefits
An excellent option for those who want to taste when it’s time to cool off on hot days is iced tea. This, in its many versions, has many benefits such as the presence of flavonoids and antioxidants. The presence of antioxidants makes iced tea help prevent skin aging, keeping it healthier, younger and more beautiful.
In addition, some teas that can be consumed iced, bring benefits such as increased metabolism, cancer prevention, increased immunity, stress relief and reduction of bad breath, among many others that vary according to the herbs used.
How to prepare?
Although industrialized iced tea is tasty, its properties and benefits are covered by the amount of preservatives, dyes and other chemicals that add to its composition.
To enjoy all the benefits, it is important that the tea is made by infusion. To do this, heat the water and leave the leaves, bark or roots in it for a period of between 3 and 5 minutes. Then let it cool and consume.
You can add lemon and ice to make it even tastier, and enjoy different recipes involving pineapple and mint, for example.
As one of the many examples of iced tea that offer, in addition to freshness, many other benefits, let’s quote the lemon, pineapple and mint iced tea recipe.
This, in addition to refreshing due to the presence of mint, acts as a
To prepare you will need:
- 1 lemon cut into 4 parts
- 200 g of pineapple cut into cubes
- mint to taste
- Crushed ice
- Sweetener to taste
- 150 ml of water
In a container, mace the mint and then squeeze two parts of the lemon. Mix and then add the remaining lemon and pineapple. Let it rest, add ice and water. Mix and serve.
In addition to this, you can try simpler recipes, such as the one made with black tea sachets. Check-out:
You will need:
- 2 liters of water
- 5 black tea sachets
- Juice from a big lemon
- Sweetener to taste.
Heat the water in a container and add the sachets. Wait until it gets warm and remove the sachets. Add lemon and sweeten to taste. Then add ice cubes and serve.