Tuesday, June 10, 2014

National Iced Tea Day, In the News, Juicing, and Enjoy

National Iced Tea Day - Today is National Iced Tea Day!

With the official start of summer just a few days away, the timing is perfect for National Iced Tea Day. Have it plain, add a little lemon, or sweeten it with sugar. Iced Tea is certainly a favorite summer cooler of millions of Americans. And best of all, tea is good for your health!

It takes no imagination to decide how to enjoy this great day: Grab an iced tea and head out to the hammock strung under a shady tree.

Medicinal value:
Since ancient times, people have believed that tea has a wide range of medicinal uses. Modern research has given credibility to many of these beliefs and identified more. In some cases research is not conclusive. Regardless of the final determination as to its value over time, drink and enjoy because there is no research to suggest that it can hurt you and it just tastes good.

Here are some of the known or suspected medicinal applications:

  • Avoidance of heart disease
  • Cancer and tumors
  • Stomach ailments
  • Sore throats and colds (often flavored with honey)
  • Soothing, relaxing
    The Origin of Iced Tea:
    In 1904, English tea plantation owner Richard Blechynden set up a booth to sell hot tea at the St. Louis World Fair. It was a sizzler of a day, and fair visitors did not want anything hot. Rather, they needed something to cold quench their thirst. He dumped some of his hot tea into ice and served it cold. It was an immediate hit. This was the first known use of iced tea.

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