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Warm Beverages to Boost Immunity and Hydration

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Stay cozy and healthy this winter with these nourishing warm drinks

Winter brings with it a magical charm, but it can also leave us susceptible to seasonal ailments. As the cold breeze engulfs us, it becomes vital to strengthen our immunity. While most people opt for tea and coffee to warm up, these high-caffeine drinks can lead to dehydration and other unpleasant symptoms. Dharte India reveals a secret treasure trove of warm beverages that not only provide comfort but also boost immunity and keep us hydrated throughout the winter season.

Let’s dive into the enticing world of warm beverages that will not only keep you warm this winter but also provide a delightful boost to your immunity.

Herbal teas:

Peppermint, green tea, chamomile, ginger, and lemon herbal teas are not only delicious but also packed with health benefits. We suggests adding two tablespoons of omega 3 FFA-rich soaked chia seeds for an additional healthy twist.

Warm winter fruit punch:

Combine Β½ liter orange juice, 250 ml pineapple juice, and 250 ml apple juice in a saucepan. Heat the mixture along with a medium-sized cinnamon stick, cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon powder. After simmering for 20 minutes, let it cool slightly before filtering it. Serve it warm with freshly cut fruits like oranges and apples, and garnish with mint leaves. This punch not only helps fight infections but also helps maintain body temperature.

Warm infused water:

Infused water is not only healthy but also a delightful drink option. Add slices of cucumber, lemon, orange, mint, and a piece of ginger to a pitcher of hot water. Let the mixture turn lukewarm before filtering it. Serve it with soaked chia seeds and a teaspoon of honey (optional) for a healthy hydration alternative and detoxifying effects.

Soups:

Rich in vitamins and minerals, veg soups are not just delicious but also provide the necessary hydration, warmth, and energy. Sprinkling some pepper can further help alleviate cold and nasal congestion.

Golden milk:

In a saucepan, mix two cups of milk, a pinch each of turmeric powder, pepper, cinnamon, and grated ginger (Β½ inch). Boil the mixture for five minutes, and serve it hot. For sweetness, you can add a teaspoon of honey (optional). Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties keep infections at bay, while the spices provide warmth to the body.

Warm jeera water:

Boil one cup of water and one teaspoon of jeera (cumin) or jeera powder in a saucepan. After straining it, drink it warm. Lukewarm jeera water helps provide relief from cold and sore throat, thanks to its hot nature and anti-congestive properties. It also aids in clearing mucus from the chest and respiratory tract, thanks to its antibacterial properties.

Cinnamon tea:

Add a pinch of powdered cinnamon to boiling water and let it simmer for a while. Filter the tea, and add a few drops of honey and lemon before enjoying. This healthy and refreshing drink boosts metabolism during winters.

So, this winter, bid farewell to dehydration and embrace a world of warm beverages that not only keep you cozy but also give your immunity the much-needed boost. Enjoy the winter season with these nourishing drinks that will help you stay healthy and hydrated.

Also Read: 8 Habits for a Restful Year Ahead

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