If you are on chemo, if the mint isn’t home grown, wash it well before steeping it.
To drink mint water hot in winter, steep it in boiling hot water for 10 minutes.
If you can’t find fresh mint, use a mint teabag instead. You don’t need to put it in hot water. Put it into cold water and leave it to steep in the fridge for an hour. The taste won’t be as light as with fresh mint, and you can’t leave the teabag in there for 3 days, but it is a decent substitute.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.