12 Sep 2019
Apple tea: Health benefits and how to make it
We don't need the clingy apple-and-doctor idiom to remind ourselves how important the fruit is.
Loaded with fiber, potassium, and essential vitamins, apples have numerous health benefits.
What's more? It is versatile- you can add it to your salads, custards et al.
But did you know you can make refreshing, healthy tea from it too?
Here are health benefits and recipe of apple tea.
Apple tea promotes weight loss; boosts immunity
Weight loss: Apples are considerably low in calories. A standard-sized apple contains 50 calories per 100 grams of the fruit. This way, apple tea can help keep you satiated without adding up unwanted calories, thus promoting healthy weight loss.
Immunity: Apple tea contains essential vitamins like Vitamin C, which help boost immunity. A strong immunity is necessary for fighting infections and disease.
It helps fight cholesterol and regulates blood sugar levels
Cholesterol: Owing to the fiber and antioxidant polyphenols present in apple pulp and skin, apple tea can help reduce levels of LDL or bad cholesterol from blood, thus lowering risk of heart disease.
Blood sugar: Apples contain a natural sugar called fructose and certain antioxidants, which improve metabolic balance and control blood sugar levels, by preventing it from increasing or falling suddenly.
Here's how you can prepare apple tea at home
Start by boiling some water in a pan. Meanwhile, cut an apple into small pieces. Remove the seeds. Now, add these pieces to boiling water.
Next, add one tablespoon of cinnamon powder to it. Stir with a spoon and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.
Turn off the flame, and dip two tea bags in it.
Finally, strain the mixture into teacups and enjoy.
Benefit #5: Apple tea helps improve digestion
Apples contain a good amount of soluble fiber and malic acid, which can significantly help contribute in keeping digestive issues at bay and improving your overall digestion. And who doesn't know how crucial a good digestive system is for aiding weight loss?