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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

Now I'm getting scared as I found out that not only sugary iced tea is unhealthy but the right selection of storage containers is crucial. Avoid plastic, don't use stainless steel containers, remove food after opening a can... I think I'm gonna have a healthy shot of schnapps...
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Now I'm getting scared as I found out that not only sugary iced tea is unhealthy but the right selection of storage containers is crucial. Avoid plastic, don't use stainless steel containers, remove food after opening a can... I think I'm gonna have a healthy shot of schnapps...
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Old 03.06.2011, 16:19
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Before I start wading through all blends of lemon, mango, peach flavored Lipton's iced tea packets is there a word of warning that I should be beware of?

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check out the calories.

2 litres of ice tea has the same amount of calories that a woman should be eating during the day. (2000 cal)
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check out the calories.

2 litres of ice tea has the same amount of calories that a woman should be eating during the day. (2000 cal)
I think there is one 0 too much, and a 'k' got lost?

But yeah, even if it is only 100 - 400 kcal on one liter, that's a lot.

If you prefer ready made drinks, the Coop 'Alpenkraeuter' Ice - Tea is not so sweet, and addictive. Love that stuff.
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Old 03.06.2011, 16:39
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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

Yeah, pre-bottled tea can be just as "bad" for you as regular soda (coke, sprite, your choice). And by "bad", I mean many calories that are predominantly sugar-based.

As others have mentioned, if you make your own, then you know exactly how much sugar is in it (and if you use honey, you could consider yourself a step up b/c honey is a better sugar for you). Plus, you have no added preservatives, which is also very important. So definitely make it yourself if you want a "healthy" alternative.

Also, if you don't like water on its own, add some fresh lemon, lime, or cucumber (well, maybe not at the moment) to it. You would be surprised at how refreshing and great it is... And again, an even better alternative.
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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

I buy Pineapple fresh juice in Migros ( 4.- ) and drink it mixed 50/50 with San Pellegrino ( 1.50- the 1.5 lt bottle)

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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

I've been experimenting with various mint and herb teas.

So far, orange mint (add fresh orange slices if you want it a little sweeter) and pineapple sage tea (add honey and lemon slices, or for a more fruity drink, freeze pineapple juice into ice cubes, add one or two) are my favorite iced teas for a hot summer day. (Assuming summer ever returns, that is )

A small potted plant can keep you in iced tea all summer long.
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Old 03.06.2011, 21:34
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check out the calories.

2 litres of ice tea has the same amount of calories that a woman should be eating during the day. (2000 cal)
You're off by an order of magnitude.

Typical is 300 kcal/liter.

Beer is slightly worse, at 430.

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Old 03.06.2011, 21:57
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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

The nutritional facts of e.g. Solevita Ice Tea mango flavoured which contains sugar are 35kcal per 100ml or 350kcal per litre.

I found Lipton Ice Tea peach flavoured and no sugar 1kcal per 100ml or 10kcal per litre.

This makes a huge difference of 35 fold.

I think making your own tea will be even more beneficial to your health without preservatives.
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Old 03.06.2011, 22:04
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this might be slightly OT..but did you try some Arizona tea..they come in various flavors (though veeeeery limited here in CH) and tend to be on the healthier side.
Yes, I still remember the AZ tea that we bought at that restaurant in Zurich..

It didn't have High Fructose Corn Syrup in it there, like it does here in the States.

Thus I cannot drink AZ tea here in the US where it originated.

You could also make your own tea and then control the amount of sugar you consume.

Alternatively, if you like Ribena or other similar concentrated drinks you could use fizzy water to make them in lieu of tap water. It makes them like a soda and much more refreshing.
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Old 03.06.2011, 22:08
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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

When I went to Paris watching Roland Garros tennis tournament last week I had too few beers i.e. Kronenbourg, 1664, Heineken and you name it. Bottom line is I head a terrible babalas (hangover) next day and promised myself to go on detox diet tight off. So here I'm contemplating various health nutrition options to slow down the aging process and get back in a good shape. Today after intensive training on the clay court I can feel effect of three liters of the iced tea consumed over last couple of hours. I lost appetite for lovely wify's fish dish and start looking for a culprit. Here he presents himself in form of all the kcal contained in darned iced tea from Lidl. After reading good Effers advices I will recall a common sense and start preparing my own concotion.
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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

best cure for getting more good liquids in for me is a big bottle of water (tap ) with some fresh mint leaves and sometimes a squeeze of lemon. i drink way more water that way and as someone mentioned earlier, if i need a fizzy drink i add sparkling water to it for the bubbles.

i do the same with other flavors- today i found some violet sirop and have been adding a bit of bubble water and a small bit of sirop to regular water and it is refreshing but better than plain water, which i find hard to drink so much of.
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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

I am truly moved after watching Mr Jekyll took up marathon and lives his life on max.

Actually, being older than all other teammates in active interclub tennis team, I have to work on my stamina and fitness. Sometimes I look with amazement at these dudes that before and after 2-setter match light up a fag and take a sip of Miller. Then they still sweat it out on the court and no probs. On the other end of the scale, I sip on Powarade, bite bananas and try to stay hydrated all the time. What you don't have in your legs and muscles you have to compensate with sobriety and wit.
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this might be slightly OT..but did you try some Arizona tea..they come in various flavors (though veeeeery limited here in CH) and tend to be on the healthier side.
Ah, you just reminded me of Snapple. Is that still around? Haven't seen it in ages. That was good stuff.

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I like that boxed Migros ice-tea (but not the "Light", the regular), it tastes different than most other ice teas, not as sweet, tastes more "home-made" somehow (plus it's really cheap).

Other than that, I like the Nestea "Red Fruits" and Liptons "Green tea" as well.



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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

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Re: Iced tea versus other beverages

I like to have a coke every now and then to help settle my stomach (worked wonders actually if I was starting to get into trouble prior to having my gall bladder removed).

However, our typical drink at home is self-made iced tea. I picked up a few 1L glass drink jugs at Migros, fill it with hot tap water, about 1/4c of sugar and a few tea bags. I've not seen the same jugs at Migros lately but I did notice some that are (I think) 1.5L at Coop that I'm thinking to start using for making sun tea.

The amount of sugar I use actually depends on what flavors I'm making, some of the more fruity teas are sweet enough on their own - although depending upon what we're planning for dinner, I sometimes make it extra sweet too. "Southern style" sweet tea is a "must" with pulled pork, corn bread and the rest of the trimmings.


If you get some "plain" tea bags, I use 3 plain and 1 flavored to give it a hint of flavor as the premade ones and mixes here are toooo sweet and overly faky flavored to me.

Coop carries Lipton teas, some of the flavors in the pyramids are really fantastic, peach mango, pineapple vanilla and wild berries are the three we usually get. Aldi and Migros also each carry some flavors we like. Recently we've been on a kick of "Heidelbeeren" (huckleberry?) with vanilla which we get at Aldi.


Meanwhile, I've been thinking I need to drink more water also as I'm suffering from caffeine withdrawal if I wait until late in the day to start drinking tea. I can do without the throbbing headache!

I usually get some of the syrups and add just a touch to some water, just enough so the water isn't plain anymore. I really miss having the Koolaid packets that come without sugar in them, I used to add a little pinch to a bottle of water for the same effect BUT I didn't add any sugar, the tartness was much more refreshing to me than a sweet drink.
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