Green Tea with Lemon and Mint
Looking for a drink to help jump start your weight loss journey? Something that can boost your metabolism and is good for you, but also tastes great? Green Tea is said to contain catechin which has been shown to activate certain detoxification enzymes. Just one cup of green tea will use up to 90% of the catechin in your body. That is one whopping healthy cup of green tea.
Benefits of Green Tea
Green tea in itself is such an important drink to add to your arsenal of healthy drinks. Since you are mixing your green tea with water, you are hydrating your body as you drink it plus getting the rich amount of flavanoids which include the catechin, antioxidants, and vitamins.
Lemons improve digestion, cleanse your system, and act as a diuretic. Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials in your body so adding it into your tea adds another health benefit to this drink recipe. Lemons balance your PH levels and help promote weight loss with their high-pectin fiber. Studies have shown an Alkalized body helps you lose weight faster.
Mint contains vitamins and minerals, smells fresh, and is full of antioxidants. According to research, mint leaves have anti-inflammatory properties as well. Another great way to enjoy the benefits of mint leaves is to add them into an ice cube tray and make mint ice cubes. This would be a treat to your guest’s if you are having cocktails or mocktails.
- Green Tea
- Mint Leaves
- Purified Water
- Start by steeping green tea in warm water for at least 20 minutes to release antioxidants.
- Add this to two cups of water.
- Add the juice of half of a lemon.
- Add 4-5 mint leaves.
- Drink throughout the day.
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