"Worthless" Foods That Are Actually Good For You (Page 3)

Iced Tea

2. Iced Tea

Iced tea is not only refreshing, it’s good for you (as long as you drink unsweetened or very lightly sweetened tea, so you’re not loading up on added sugars). Studies show that if you drink tea regularly you may reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s and diabetes, plus have healthier teeth and gums and stronger bones. How? Tea is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, which are most potent when tea is freshly brewed. If you want to keep a batch of cold tea in your refrigerator, add a little lemon juice. The citric acid and vitamin C in that squeeze of lemon—or lime, or orange—help preserve the flavonoids.

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