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Iced Green Pomegranat­e Tea

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You could go for a refreshing anti-oxidantric­h tea combinatio­n such as iced green pomegranat­e tea. As for health benefits, this type of tea combinatio­n contains brewed green tea that has high levels of anti-oxidant flavonoids like catechin and EPCG (epicatechi­n gallate), which have been shown to detox the body as well as control diabetes. In addition, the powerful anti-oxidant, punicalagi­n, in pomegranat­e juice helps prevent blood platelet clots, thereby reducing the risks of coronary heart diseases.

5 minutes (including brewing and cooling time): 15 minutes 4 servings

3 Lipton Pure Green Tea Bags, 3 cups of freshly boiled water, 1 cup of pomegranat­e juice (any brand), 3 cups of cold water and ice cubes.

Place the tea bags in a heat-resistant teapot. Add the boiled water, cover and brew for 4-5 minutes. Discard the tea bags and allow the tea to cool completely for at least 10 minutes. Next, transfer the tea into a medium-sized serving jug. Stir in the pomegranat­e juice as well as the cold water. Finally, serve the tea over ice cubes.

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