From boosting immunity to weight loss: This green tea, lemon concoction can do wonders to your health
As we begin to prioritise our health above everything else, boosting immunity is usually the first step taken towards it. Good immune system prepares our body to resist common infections.
With the pandemic scare still looming large over us along with the seasonal change, it has become imperative to boost our immunity to combat seasonal flu and infections.
And the first step towards it would be to fill our diets with immunity-boosting foods and drinks that might just be lying in your kitchen cabinet; for instance, green tea bags!
A cup of green tea with lemon and honey is one detoxifying drink that can not only help us battle the seasonal infections but can also help in shedding some extra kilos.
Lemon is a treasure-trove of immunity-boosting vitamin C, which fights the free radicals in our body besides detoxifying it, thus reducing chances of excess weight gain. It also gives a zesty flavour to everything it is added to and makes for a perfect pair with green tea, whose flavour many of us won't like otherwise.
Honey is known to be a natural cough suppressant along with having many antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Here is a simple, quick and easy green tea drink that can help boost immunity, detox and facilitate weight loss:
Ingredients: 1 green tea bag, 1 cup water, ½ lemon and 1tsp of honey
Method: Boil water, pour in a cup and place the green tea bag in it. Add lemon and honey. Stir well and drink when it is still hot.
A simple, cleansing drink that you can drink in the morning; however, there are also studies that warn about harmful effects of excessive intake of green tea. We would recommend consulting a doctor before including it in your daily diet or limiting it to 1-2 cups a day.