June is upon us, which means so is National Iced Tea Month! We all know that iced tea is a great hydration option for the summer heat—but did you know that unsweetened iced tea is also considered a natural superfood? The Harvard School of Public Health has issued many reports praising the health benefits of drinking iced tea. Here are just a few key highlights:
Iced tea …
- Provides more antioxidants than fruits and veggies. For those of you who don’t exactly love their veggies, this is great news! Tea has been found to carry more free-radical-fighting antioxidants than spinach, strawberries, and even blueberries.
- May reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Need an easy and refreshing way to help your body chill out? Iced tea is the answer! The polyphenols found in tea help regulate blood sugar.
- Promotes healthy metabolism and energy. That’s right! Tea has been proven to support your metabolism—especially in unsweetened white, oolong, and green teas. Plus, the natural energy-boosters in tea helps with concentration, performance, and an overall good mood. Great news, right? Iced tea might just become your new go-to for a case of the Mondays.
Ready to get hydrated and support your health at the same time in honor of National Iced Tea Month? Cheers to that! Visit your nearest Canteen dining area for an ice-cold glass, or check out your local vending or pantry location for the latest offerings of bottled teas.