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The Outstanding Benefits of Iced Tea You Need to Know ...

By Leiann

There are so many benefits of iced tea and 75% of the tea consumed in the United States is iced and is a real thirst quencher! Keep a variety of flavors of black tea in your pantry like you would with a collection of fine wine. Every time you take a sip, revel in the many benefits of iced tea and know you're doing something good for yourself.

1 Low in Calories and Sugar

An 8 oz. serving of brewed unsweetened iced black tea contains only 2 calories, less than a gram of carbs and no sugar. This is one of the best benefits of iced tea.

2 Keeps You Hydrated

According to The Harvard School of Public Health, tea is one of the best sources of hydration, second only to water.

3 Calms the Nerves

If you drink plenty of tea, it will lower the amount of cortisol in your body. Cortisol is a stress hormone that goes straight to the stomach causing the most dangerous fat, which is belly fat.

4 Good for Maintaining a Healthy Blood Sugar

This is an excellent advantage for diabetics.

5 A Weight Loss Benefit

Tea makes you feel full, which helps prevent overeating.

6 Boosts Mental Alertness and Concentration

As you probably know, there are small amounts of caffeine in iced tea. Often given a bad rap, it can be beneficial so drink up.

7 Relieves Asthma

It expands the air passages, allowing for easier breathing.

8 Stops Bad Breath

The polyphenols in tea slow down the formation of plaque-causing bacteria, which leaves your breath fresh and clean.

9 Good for Socializing

A simple way to catch up with friends is having a cup of iced tea together.

10 Anti-inflammatory Benefits

It soothes tired and overworked muscles so have a cup several times every day.

So, go ahead... Throw a tea bag in your water bottle! Now THAT is sexy!


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