Warm weather, longer days, fireworks, flowers and butterflies. There’s so much to celebrate about summer. Here’s another – June 10th is National Iced Tea Day, and we’re raising a glass of Keto Arnold Palmer. It’s delicious, refreshing, and full of nutrients that offer so much for your body.
Also, it’s simple. Just keto lemonade and tea. Raise your own glass of Keto Arnold Palmers to all the benefits (and to summer) today!
First, make iced tea by boiling 64 ounces of water. Place placing 8 small black tea bags or 1/3 cup loose leaf tea in a pitcher. Once water is boiling, pour water over tea and allow to steep 5-8 minutes. Or alternatively, make “sun tea” by adding tea and warm water to a large glass jar, and place it in the sun for 4-6 hours.
Next, make Keto Lemonade by mixing 1 cup fresh-squeezed (or bottled) lemon juice, 6 cups purified water, and 1-2 tsp pure liquid stevia (or to taste) together. Add lemon slices to mix. Then, pour over ice.
Keto Arnold Palmer: Mix 6 ounces Keto Lemonade with 6 ounces iced tea. Add ice and enjoy summer! In addition, you can boost the nutrition further with a scoop of Organic Fermented Supremefood.
Where to start? Black tea is one of the healthiest drinks on Earth. Lemons (and lemon juice) also contain amazing nutrients. Together, this might be one of the healthiest drinks of summer.
Here are 10 ways our Keto Zone Arnold Palmer will nourish you.
Lemon juice is high in vitamin C. This water-soluble vitamin has been linked to immune health, and a reduction in inflammation and oxidative stress.
In fact, one review showed that adequate vitamin C could reduce the duration of common colds and respiratory infections (1).
Black tea offers cellular detoxifying benefits that protect cells from free radicals, and the damage they inflict on arteries and cells.
In fact, both green and black tea block DNA damage associated with tobacco and other toxic chemicals in studies (2).
As noted above, lemon juice contains Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant.
Lemons’ antioxidants neutralize harmful free radicals that are in the body due to environmental toxins, food toxins, and natural biochemical reactions. What’s more, antioxidants can help reduce plaques in arteries by preventing the oxidation of cholesterol.
In addition, every time you drink tea, you consume 10 times more polyphenols (antioxidants) than what’s found in most fruits or vegetables (3). You’re not off the hook for eating those vegetables, though, so don’t chuck your kale just yet. While tea is a very concentrated source of antioxidants, it contains different ones than fruits and vegetables. So, mix it with Keto Lemonade for a Keto Zone Arnold Palmer and get antioxidants galore.
Tea can help you lower your risk of heart issues, certain cellular overgrowths, elevated blood pressure, and weight gain. This is confirmed in both human population studies and lab studies with mice.
People groups that drink the most tea certainly have lesser amounts of these diseases, tea-drinking mice have less occurrence, and large meta-analysis studies have concluded that daily tea equals a lower risk of ischemic heart disease (4).
What’s more, studies have shown reduced blood pressure with increased intake of lemons (5).
One of our Keto Arnold Palmer’s best benefits is lower cortisol after stressful events.
Research has shown that black tea can actually help reduce the effects of daily life stresses by reducing cortisol.
One study included 75 healthy males who gave up their usual caffeinated beverages and were split into two groups. Next, one group consumed a flavored caffeinated black tea every day, which contained the beneficial components of black tea. The second drank a beverage that had the same level of caffeine, tasted the same, but did not contain any other active tea components.
The subjects were exposed to real-life-like stressful situations.
Researchers studied their stress hormones, blood pressure, heart rates and self-reported sense of stress.
Within 50 minutes after the stressors occurred, the real black tea drinking group experienced a significant reduction in cortisol levels in comparison to the fake black tea drinkers.
What’s more, the black tea consumers reported a higher “sense of relaxation.”
Lastly, these black tea drinks had lower blood platelet activation, lowering their risk of heart attack (6).
While green tea extract often makes the news for healthy weight changes, black tea can also help.
In research, scientists have found that overfed mice given black tea extracts halted the induced weight gain. They also increased a type of bacteria in the body that affects energy metabolism to improve weight loss (7).
In addition, you can support your metabolism with ice-cold Keto Arnold Palmers because your body has to burn calories to warm ice-cold drinks to body temperature!
There are more than 1000 scientific publications that detail tea and its effects in preventing cellular overgrowth.
The catechins and theaflavins of tea have been linked to the reduced risk of various types of overgrowths in humans, including skin, prostate, lung, and breast, in lab studies (8).
What’s more, lemons help too! In lab studies, lemon extract has destroyed cellular overgrowth in breast tissue. Other studies have confirmed this result in other body tissues and cells (9, 10). It’s hypothesized that lemons’ compound hesperidin and d-limonene support healthy cells and fight overgrowth (11, 12).
Lemon juice is a great healthy-aging drink option, and can actually improve skin health.
Again, it’s the antioxidants fighting free radicals. Free radical build-up can contribute to aging skin, which results in wrinkles, age spots, dryness, and loss of elasticity. Antioxidants, from the outside in, and inside out, may improve this condition (13).
In fact, studies have shown that those who suffer from severe acne often have a high level of oxidative stress in the body (14).
Lemons also contain antibacterial compounds that can reduce putrefactive bacteria in both the intestines and the mouth. This can reduce bad breath and gastrointestinal distress.
What’s more, the citric acid in lemons can help bust up mucus. Many people suffer from mucus production that clogs their throats. Drinking Keto Zone Lemonade can help.
There are more benefits of tea, lemons and vitamin C.
First, Vitamin C from lemons can also:
As for black tea, researchers have found that daily consumption may reduce (19):
Not bad for a delicious, refreshing, summer drink!
It’s summer. It’s National Iced Tea Day. What more do we need? Raise a glass of Keto Zone Arnold Palmer with us to both! Cheers!