5 Best Monsoon Drinks To Keep You Healthy
Mumbai’s monsoon just sets the atmosphere right to gorge on some chai and pakoras. But it also the season which brings a host of germs and drinks. Herbal drinks in monsoon can really help you in building your immunity to stay strong.
Stay Healthy, Stay Fit
We’ve already listed down on the most popular monsoon foods that you shouldn’t miss if you are in Mumbai, but we thought we should put out a list of healthy drinks too so you can boost up your immunity. Here are monsoon drinks that will help you stay fit:
1. Tulsi Tea
Rich in antioxidants, Tulsi Tea is an energizing drink that you should really have throughout the year. But during monsoon, when your body’s immunity may get low due to the changing weather, tulsi tea is a much-needed drink. It will help you in improving your stamina, digestion and also to fight infections.
It’s also super easy to make, requiring lesser time than even making your regular cup of tea. All you need to do is get some tulsi leaves and put in boiling water. You also add ginger, cardamom, and honey for added flavor.
2. Sukku Malli Coffee
Sukku Malli Coffee is a common household remedy in Tamilian households for cold, cough, headaches and giddiness. Actually, the name of this drink is slightly misleading. Sukku Malli Coffee doesn’t really have coffee.
It is made from dry ginger (sukku), coriander and cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, and pepper. All these ingredients except dry ginger powder are roasted after which they are added to water. Made out of spices, this tea has a very strong aroma and flavor.
3. Cinnamon Tea
Cinnamon tea is a simple healthy beverage that has tasty sweet and spicy flavor. Cinnamon is a natural antibacterial and antimicrobial agent, so it is especially a good drink to have in the monsoon for boosting your immunity.
There are many ways to make cinnamon tea, but the most basic recipe requires you to only add some cinnamon sticks to some milk or water. Honey, ginger, and lemon are other additions that can add a dash of flavor to this tea.
4. Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea combines the flavors of mint and tea to give you a refreshing monsoon drink. One of the key components of this tea is menthol which helps in bringing down a fever by inducing sweating.
Peppermint is also known to work its magic and heal itchy throats and dry cough quickly because of its antispasmodic qualities. If you’re suffering from a stuffy nose or an itchy throat, peppermint with lemon and honey will provide you with some relief.
5. Ginger Tea
This is definitely our favorite for monsoon and winter. Ginger tea or araak wali chai as it is locally called is known to work as a magic potion to provide relief during a cough, cold and fever.
The heat from ginger root helps destroy unwanted germs from your body. Add some grated ginger to your tea to boost your immunity during rainy days.
Do you know of any other beverages that beverages that can help you stay healthy in monsoon? Please share with us your suggestions in the comments section below.
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