The season of cakes and snowflakes is here and so is the weather when cold and cough latch onto us easily. It is not a secret that nobody fancies lying down in the bed and sipping cough syrups and other medications for the same. But you get to enjoy the winter to its fullest literally skipping the illness part. Difficult, you say? You won’t after reading this.
The best and easiest way to keep sickness at bay is by drinking tea. But it is something you do every day, isn’t it? Buy loose tea bags, steep and sip it. So what is different now? Well, obviously the content of the tea cup. Here is the list of three tea flavors of tea suitable for the winters-
1. Chamomile Tea- You must have had it in an icy blend, served in tall glasses during summers. But try these in winters to be and stay healthy as well. Ideally, it is recommended to have it at least half an hour prior to bedtime, for it to be most effective.
It is caffeine free and thus, apart from reducing overall stress, it also induces a calming effect on you, which enables you to sleep peacefully during night. To enhance its taste and benefits, add a spoonful of honey in it.
2. Peppermint Tea- Just like the previous flavor, it can be enjoyed in summers as well. Under normal circumstances, you gain some weight during winter due to slower rate of metabolism and also because of the fact that you are less active.
Drinking peppermint tea during the winter fastens your metabolism rate and it also suppresses the food craving, which overall leads to weight control.
3. Ginger Tea - It is yet another flavor of tea that rocks in both summer and winter. Ginger helps to soothe the infections and allergies that occur during winters. That is the reason that several cough relief oral medicines include ginger as a prime ingredient.
Drinking ginger tea lowers the risk of catching cold, it is particularly helpful when consumed in ‘pre-cold catching’ stage, i.e. when you are sneezing once or twice or feeling an irritation in the throat. Adding a spoon of honey enhances its medicinal benefits.
So now that you know the flavors of tea you need, you can buy loose tea bags or tea cans as per your convenience, and then enjoy the winters!