CELEBRATING NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY
Some trivia and fun facts to go with that Tea
- In 2003, Georgia State Representative John Noel introduced a House Bill proposing that all Georgia restaurants that serve tea be required to serve sweet tea. It was done apparently as an April Fool’s Day joke. Noel is said to have acknowledged that the bill was an attempt to bring humor to the Legislature, but wouldn't mind if it became law.
- Tea is a refreshing beverage that contains no sodium, fat, carbonation, or sugar. It is virtually calorie-free. Tea helps maintain proper fluid balance and may contribute to overall good health.
- Tea contains flavonoids, naturally occurring compounds that are believed to have antioxidant properties. Tea flavonoids often provide bioactive compounds that help to neutralize free radicals, which scientists believe, over time, damage elements in the body, such as genetic material and lipids, and contribute to chronic disease.
- According to www.teausa.com, drinking tea has been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and stroke and certain cancers. It is also said to possibly improve brain health, weight management and the risk of osteoporosis.