These immunity boosting teas can keep you strong this monsoon
First Published 15, Sep 2020, 1:04 PM
Your immunity takes a dip during the weather change and you should take all dietary precautions.
The much-awaited monsoons are finally here, and the pitter-patter has intensified our cravings for everything chatpata and greasy.
If you fancy a plate of piping hotpyaz pakoras or some chatpati chaat like aloo chaat, golgappe or tikki, this is the perfect weather to gorge on these delicious delights.
But as much as this nippy weather comes as a welcome relief from the scorching heat, it also brings a bevy of seasonal diseases.
Since monsoon is also most suitable for the breeding of bacteria, health experts often recommend including various immunity-boosting foods in your diet like curd. But other than immunity-boosting foods, there are a few immunity-boosting herbal teas that you can try during monsoon.
Detox Haldi Tea: Haldi is one of the most powerful Indian spices and can be consumed in all the seasons. This haldi tea is an ideal combination of antioxidants and other anti-inflammatory ingredients like ginger. As the name suggests, this tea helps detox your body and boosts your immunity. Addition of ginger (adrak) doubles the anti-inflammatory results, keeping tummy woes at bay.
Masala Chai: Come monsoon, and masala chai becomes everyone's favourite. Sipping piping hot masala tea while watching the raindrops fall pitter-patter, is what we all imagine our monsoon days to be like, right? Other than its amazing flavour, masala tea is a perfect blend of Indian spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise – all of these are known to boost our overall health.
Honey Lemon Ginger Tea: Honey, lemon and ginger are all known to be brimming with a plethora of health-promoting properties. Honey is full of antioxidants and antibacterial properties that help boost our digestive system and immunity. Honey also helps soothe a sore throat. Lemon, on the other hand, is a good source of Vitamin C, which is known as an excellent immunity booster. Ginger helps slay germs and alleviate the symptoms of an upset stomach.
So, this monsoon, pair your delicious monsoon staples with these healthy, immunity-boosting teas.