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Kill Tooth Decay Bacteria

green tea in cupA Japanese study found that people who drank one or more cups of green tea daily killed off the bad bacteria associated with tooth decay. Below is a green tea iced beverage for the summer.

Iced Lemon-and-Ginger Green Tea

Combine 10 green or oolong tea bags, 2” piece peeled fresh ginger cut into thin slices, 3 large mint sprigs, and 1 sliced small lemon in heatproof 2 qt. pitcher.

Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in saucepan and pour into pitcher.

Stir ounce and let tea bags steep 6 minutes.

Remove and discard tea bags and mint sprigs.

Add a touch of honey to tea, if desired.

Let cool 20 minutes.

Add enough ice and cold water to make 6 cups.

Serve over ice in glasses with fresh mint sprigs and lemon slices.

Serves 6 : Prevention Magazine June 2013

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