Calories in Iced Tea

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Iced Tea Calories

Healthy iced tea is primarily based on the sugar content. One 8 oz. serving of sweetened iced tea calories is 90 compared to zero in unsweetened iced tea. Sweetened iced tea contains 22 grams of sugar. Dieters should limit consumption of sweetened iced tea to avoid unnecessary calories. Instead, order an unsweetened iced tea and add a low calorie or zero calorie sweeteners.

Iced Tea Information

Iced tea health facts are the same as tea health facts due to the effects of antioxidants and caffeine. However, because iced tea is diluted its positive health effects are slightly lowered. Iced tea health facts include its ability to lower LDL “bad” cholesterol, reduce risk for a blood clot, and reduce cancer risk. Tea has also been linked to lower levels of stress. The ingredient responsible for the positive effects of ice tea is called catechins, an antioxidant found in tea leaves. Green tea contains the most powerful antioxidant called EGCG. Black tea, in contrast to green tea is made from fermented tea leaves which results in the powerful EGCG antioxidant converted to other antioxidants that are less effective. Chose unsweetened iced green tea for the best effects!

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