Beating the heat of summers and staying hydrated is important in summers. However, at times you have hard sipping on just plain water and you want something else to satisfy your quench. If you are someone who avoids drinking soda you can have ice tea as your drink. You can also play with a variety of different flavours by using fruit juice, fresh herbs, spices and syrups at your homes.
Apart from being one of the best sources of hydration, these are some of the added benefits of drinking ice tea:
1. Boosts your metabolism:
Ice tea is considered as a good source of manganese which aids in the process of digestion and also helps in the utilisation of fats, boosting the process of metabolism in your body.
2. De-stress you:
Studies say that drinking ice tea can help you to bring down the level of anxiety and eventually your stress levels. Those who drink ice tea are found to de-stress more speedily than those who don’t drink it.
Research says that ice tea has eight to 10 times more polyphenol antioxidants than fruits and vegetables which can boost collagen production and repair damaged cells keeping wrinkles and fine lines at bay.
4. Help your teeth
Tea can bring changes to pH in your mouth which can help to prevent cavities. Unlike other beverages, it does not harm tooth enamel.
5. Helps your heart
"There's a lot of literature out there on tea and heart health," says Anna Ardine, clinical nutrition manager at Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. "This is a health effect for which there is the strongest evidence."
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