Waking up to the smell of damp mud from the rain last night, don’t you instantly crave something to get grooving? A refreshing hot cup of tea surely makes the cut! Although many people like to begin the day with a cup of coffee to energize themselves, we can convince you that tea is a better fit.
- A cup of green tea or black tea can provide the needed boost of energy without an overdose of caffeine.
- These teas come with a heap of known health benefits such as improved blood sugar regulation, accelerated metabolism and a lower risk of heart disease.
- Tea is also known to be an effective mood uplifter making it just the perfect beverage to start a rainy day!
The rejuvenating feel of monsoon can soon turn to its flip side as the gloomy weather brings the sniffles. Think you may be coming down with a cold or the flu? You are not alone. The monsoon serves as a breeding ground for a multitude of bacterial and viral infections and a plunging immunity makes it difficult to stand against these illnesses. Tea can especially help in getting your immune system from the back seat to a geared drive.
- Chamomile tea and green tea, each rich in its unique group of antioxidants are known to boost immunity and help fight infections that become common in this season of downpours.
- Infusing extracts of ginger, cardamom, basil and ashwagandha in tea, has been proven to further strengthen the immune system.
- Teas like green tea, red tea and turmeric herbal tea help keep allergies at bay.
While your body works hard to fight infections, you must be mindful of what you feed it. Remember having all those morsels of deep-fried pakoras or samosas with your evening tea? Though it may seem enticing, it isn’t the best option for your stomachs. Along with a plethora of infections, the monsoon also brings about a number of digestive issues to the surface as crawling under the blanket and guzzling unhealthy foods and beverages become a routine.
- Many teas such as peppermint, ginger and black tea provide relief from digestive issues like diarrhoea, bloating, gas, cramping, nausea and indigestion.
- They not only aid digestive issues but also enable good overall bowel health.
As tea continues to fight all these shortcomings of monsoon, you can sit back and enjoy the misty weather and the taste of sweet tea. So this rainy season, interweave tea into your diet to have a post-tea-vely healthy monsoon.