10 Reasons Why Iced Tea is The Best
Tea can be served in different ways, but there is nothing more refreshing than a delicious iced tea. Learn the 10 reasons why.
It’s Saturday afternoon, you’re relaxing outdoors with your family, soaking in the cool crisp air. Apart from a pool to jump into the only thing that would make this day even better is a refreshing drink to sip on.
WHAT IS ICED TEA?
Iced tea is any tea than has been chilled. Whether it be made by sitting in the refrigerator (like cold brew) or in a glass with ice cubes, iced tea will cool down its drinkers for a long time. Sugars, syrups, and fresh fruit can be added to the iced tea to give the tea an additional flavor. Common flavors include lemon, peach, raspberry, and mint. We recommend making your iced tea more easily, using our quality instant tea powder.
Iced tea is a popular drink around the world, but it is served differently in various cultures. Some prefer very sweet iced tea, whereas others prefer simple, cold tea. In some countries, iced tea is commonly flavored with citrus fruits and in others, ginger is the flavor of choice.
10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD LOVE ICED TEA
1. Keeps you hydrate
Hydration is important for people's overall health. While drinking water is the most efficient way to keep your body hydrated, other drinks and even foods can help you stay hydrated. Iced tea is a flavorful alternative source of hydration.
Unlike sugary beverages, iced tea is a healthier alternative to water. After all, the main ingredient in homemade iced tea is water. Being made primarily out of water, iced tea allows your body to replenish its water source in no time. Our quality instant tea doesn't include any sugar or artificial ingredients, which makes it a great way for making delicious and healthier iced tea at home or on-the-go.
2. Helps you relax
In general, tea helps people destress from the world around them. GABA receptors, found in the brain, promote relaxation and reduce anxiety. Some types of tea contain GABA, which help to reduce stress and anxiety without the use of prescription medication. However, large amounts of caffeine may inhibit the brains GABA receptors. Depending on the type of tea you choose, drinking iced tea may help your brain to relax and improve your mood.
3. Keeps you caffeinated
Caffeine is a stimulant that helps many people get through their day. It can help improve your mental performance and focus on the task at hand. Many types of tea are a natural source of caffeine. Iced tea can be a great source of caffeine that you crave to keep you alert. Our quality instant tea contains about 30 grams of caffeine, a great amount for your chilled cup of iced tea.
4. Filled with antioxidants
Tea is filled with antioxidants that can protect you from many different free radicals. Because antioxidants slow the body’s aging process, it can also help improve your skin; making it look younger. What better way to look younger than by relaxing in the sun as you sip on your iced tea?!
Not only does it make you look younger, but black iced tea also includes the antioxidant theaflavins, which can help in reducing bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
5. Can strengthen your immune system
Since tea leaves are filled with antioxidants and nutrients, it helps stimulate the immune system function. The function of the immune system is to fight off pathogens and infections. Having these stimulants that are found in iced tea strengthens your immune system, so that when the time comes it will be able to fight off the foreign objects if it needs to.
6. Can help protect you bone mineral density
Unsweetened tea and iced tea also include vitamins such as manganese, which helps wound healing and metabolism, and fluoride that keeps our bones strong. As you drink your glass of iced tea you can build bone mineral density in your bones, making them stronger, which can help prevent the onset of osteoporosis. As we age our bones become weaker so it is important to keep them strong and healthy so they do not easily damage later on.
7. Can lower your blood pressure
Both in East Asian and western countries, lowering blood pressure by drinking tea (hot or cold) has been reported in various studies. According to some of the studies "tea is thought to have an anti-hypertension effect in people with elevated blood pressure." Another study from 2012 found out that "people who drank three cups of black tea a day lowered their blood pressure levels by an average of 2 to 3 points."
8. May help your teeth
Tea changes the PH level in your mouth, which can prevent cavities. The vitamin fluoride, that is found in tea, is also linked to the prevention of tooth decay and strengthens the tooth enamel, known as cavity prevention. Assuming you are drinking your tea unsweetened of course. Making your iced tea from green tea leaves "may reduce oral bacteria which, in turn, can promote the health of teeth and gums."
9. Can assist in weight loss
Naturally, tea is low in calories and low in sugars (when unsweetened), which can help you lower your sugar intake when you want a flavored drink.
In addition, a recent research published in the European Journal of Nutrition suggests that "black tea, through a specific mechanism through the gut microbiome, may also contribute to good health and weight loss in humans."
"The results suggest that both green and black teas are prebiotics, substances that induce the growth of good microorganisms that contribute to a person's well-being," Said Susanne Henning, the study's lead author and an adjunct professor at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, which is part of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
10. Great option for everyone in the family
Iced tea is the perfect drink for a family get-together that everyone will love. The adults will love the claimed health benefits that come with iced tea, the kids will love the delicious great taste, and everyone will enjoy being cooled down from the heat. For those afternoon events, when all else goes wrong, you can always rely on iced tea to lift everyone’s spirits and bring them back to better moods. Try keeping your iced tea unsweetened or lightly sweetened with organic ingredients, such as honey or freshly cut fruits.
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