Since the Covid-19 pandemic struck, we have all started to prioritize our health like never before and incorporate exercise with healthy foods into our daily routines. As everyone sips with their health in mind, the soda obsession gradually subsides.
When all of your food is tilted at a healthy angle, why should your drinks hang back? Check out this lip-smacking strawberry and raspberry iced tea recipe, a refreshing alternative to soda.
Strawberry puree – 15 ml
Raspberry puree – 15 ml
Cold brew tea – 45 ml
Apple juice – 60 ml
A dash of lime juice – 10 ml
Add all the ingredients to the shaker. Shake well and serve over cool ice in a Collins glass.
Strawberries are foods that are sodium-free, fat-free, cholesterol-free, low-calorie and rich in fiber and vitamins. They protect the heart by increasing HDL which is a good cholesterol, protect against cancer and lower blood pressure.
Raspberries are low in calories but contain many nutrients in addition to being a very good source of fiber and rich in antioxidants which help reduce oxidative stress. Their consumption helps reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses due to their antioxidant content. They can positively impact blood sugar levels, improve arthritis, aid in weight loss, and can fight aging as well.
While it is best to eat raspberries after purchasing, they can also be frozen and enjoyed any time of the year with the same healthy option. Apples have impressive health benefits from being nutritious to being a good source of fiber and vitamin C.
High in fiber and water, apples may be good for weight loss and have been linked to lower risk of heart disease, lower risk of type 2 diabetes, lower risk of cancer, promote good gut bacteria and help protect the lungs from oxidative damage that helps fight asthma. Apples can have a positive effect on bone health and even mental health. Remember that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
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