Hot? Thirsty? How about some Iced Tea?

We’re breaking down the key health benefits of the aromatic beverage by blend with the help of @MayaHatzor.


There is a reason tea is the most popular beverage in the world after water. It doesn't contain calories and it contains a relatively small amount of caffeine compared to coffee and sodas. It is anti-inflammatory and contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more.


So, instead of drinking sugary drinks that can be harmful to your health and add on the pounds, make yourself a cup of tea that has nothing but good benefits that will make you look and feel your best.


Green tea

This one is on the top of my list. Its ingredients have proven to have an effect on weight loss, it helps lower blood sugar and blood fats after a meal. It boosts metabolism, encourages fat burning and inhibits the hunger hormone (ghrelin).


Hibiscus and ginger tea

Instead of buying vitamin C supplements drink hibiscus tea. Its color is stunning and if you are hosting, a pitcher of cold hibiscus tea will light up your table. Ginger tea will boost your immune system and give it the extra boost it might need.


Chamomile tea

If you are having trouble falling asleep or your stomach hurts because you overeat at a holiday meal, chamomile tea will make you feel calm, relaxed and will ease the pain.


It's the little things

  1. Any of these are perfect in a high-pitcher filled with ice cubes.

  2. To make your tea more attractive and fun (especially if you're hosting), I recommend adding fresh herbs and sliced fruits such as orange or lemon or even cucumber and berries.

  3. If you want to sweeten the tea, I recommend trying erythritol. It doesn't go into the bloodstream and therefore does not affect blood sugar level. It has no calories and compared to other sweeteners, it causes the least discomfort in the stomach.


A cooling effect? Fruits are another great way to chill on these hot days. They contain fiber and water so they will make you feel full and satisfied. Watermelon is always a winner! Everybody loves it, It has lots of water and it is sweet but doesn't have a lot of sugar. Celery, strawberries, peaches, lettuce and zucchini also have a high water content. Add them to your salads and smoothies to keep you hydrated during these hot days.