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Recipe: iced green tea with mint

Focused on Health - July 2012

iced green tea with mint recipeIced tea and summer days seem to go hand-in-hand.

And, that’s good because green tea speeds up your metabolism, which can help you maintain a healthy weight. Even better: green tea’s antioxidants may help your body get rid of toxins and prevent abnormal cells from turning into cancer, says the National Cancer Institute.

Drinking green tea also gives you more cancer-fighting nutrients. The American Institute for Cancer Research says green tea may prevent, or slow, cancer development in colon, liver, breast and prostate cancers.

So, mix up this iced tea recipe and drink to your health this summer.

Recipe ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, washed
  • 3-4 green tea bags
  • Ice
  • Honey to taste (optional)

Recipe preparation

Put your mint leaves in a large glass or BPA-free plastic pitcher. Wash your hands, then crush the mint leaves gently. Drop the tea bags in the pitcher, and pour in hot water. Cover and put in the refrigerator for four to six hours.

Remove tea bags. Serve with ice. Add honey to sweeten if you’d like.

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