hibiscus healthy iced tea

Hibiscus – healthy iced tea recipe

Iced tea helps keep you cool in the warmer months and is one of the best sources of hydration, second only to water. Opting for unsweetened iced tea implies you increase your intake of essential nutrients and compound and at the same time you avoid the nutritional disadvantages associated with sweetened iced tea, as it is lower in calories and sugar.

According to several studies, several benefits have been found attached to unsweetened iced tea. It helps you consume more manganese which helps healthy wound healing, prevents tissue damage, strengthens the bones and supports your metabolism. Drinking unsweetened iced tea enhances your fluoride intake. Your body incorporates fluoride into your bones and teeth, and consuming fluoride fights tooth decay. Iced black, white and green teas also contain beneficial flavonoids which fight chronic diseases, including heart disease.

Here is an unsweetened iced tea recipe with the added benefits of green tea, clove, lemongrass and flavoured with hibiscus and mint leaves.

The hibiscus in this tea provides relief from high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as nj as digestive system, immune system, and inflammatory problems. It helps to cure liver disease and reduces the risk of cancer. It can also speed up the metabolism and help in healthy, gradual weight loss.

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The lemongrass is good for treating digestive tract spasms, stomachache, high blood pressure, convulsions, pain, vomiting, cough, achy joints (rheumatism), fever, the common cold, and exhaustion. It is also used to kill germs and as a mild astringent.

Clove is known to have antioxidant, antiseptic, local anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, rubefacient (warming and soothing), carminative and anti-flatulent properties.The spice contains health benefiting essential oils such as eugenol.

Hibiscus Green Mint Iced Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Octavius Hibiscus Clove & Lemon Grass tea (prepared as per instructions on pack)
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves.
  • 2 cups fresh apple juice.
  • 2 cups cold water.
  • Ice cubes for serving.

Procedure:

  • In a large heatproof pitcher, combine hot hibiscus Green tea, mint leaves, and steep for 10 minutes
  • Add fresh apple juice and cold water & refrigerate until chilled.
  • Serve over ice.

Octavius Tea & Industries Ltd., founded in 1898, as a subsidiary of Octavius Steel and Co. Ltd. was a proprietary business headed by Walter Duncan. The establishment was initially formed as a potential investment from the surplus of more profitable steel industries, in erstwhile British India.

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