I’m not a fan of tea in a bag though I did consume it for years! Apart from the fact that some studies have found cancer-causing agents in some teas, I do not like the fact that they taste differently from the original product. Take ginger-lemon tea for example (which I consumed every other day), the intensity of lemon and ginger after making a cup is just ridiculous.
What I did back then was I added fresh ginger and a teaspoon of lemon in my tea to intensity the taste and it worked! Then I thought to myself, heck I could actually make my favorite teas from fresh ingredient.
Known for its therapeutic property, lemon helps to strengthen your immune system, cleanse your stomach, and it is considered a blood purifier. You might already have read that drinking lemon in the morning is one of the best things you can do for your health. Due to its many nourishing elements like vitamin C, vitamin B, phosphorous, proteins, carbohydrates and it’s flavonoids content (composites that contain antioxidants and cancer-fighting properties), lemon juice helps to prevent diabetes, constipation, high blood pressure, fever, indigestion and many other problems, as well as improving the skin, hair, and teeth.
Mandarins are like lemons are rich in vitamins such as vitamin A and B as well as minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Because of their high fiber (soluble and insoluble) mandarins help in preventing the absorption of cholesterol in the body. Plus it’s low fat content makes it a perfect fruit for those of you watching your weight!
Research also proves that mandarins is a great fruit used in preventing cancer and regulating blood pressure naturally. The substance limonene found in mandarin is known to contain anti-cancer properties and hence useful in preventing breast cancer.
So here is one of them; mandarin-lemon tea made from 2 manderins and half a lemon. The great part is this tea is extremely low-calorie, low in sugar and low in cholesterol! What’s your favorite tea? Would you like to try it made from fresh ingredients? Share your ideas with us in the comments area below!
Happy and healthy cooking xoxo
Get your fruits in, prevent cancer, regulate high blood pressure while sippin on this sugar-free, cholesterol-free and low fat fresh fruit delight!
- Cut 1 mandarin into two halves.
- Cut a thin slice and set aside for garnishing.
- Peel the other mandarin and set aside.
- Squeeze the juice out of the mandarin which was cut into two as well as the juice of 1/2 a lemon
- Heat water till warm (not hot).
- In a large teacup, bowl or glass, add water, lemon and mandarin juice and mandarin slices.
- Garnish and drink early in the morning.