Six reasons to add ginger to your tea during wintersLast updated on Nov 11, 2019, 03:03 pm
The winters are here!
But bad news is that the cool and dry season brings along risk several health issues like cold and flu.
However, don't fret - taking a healthy and nutritious diet can help.
For one, the amazing antioxidant and warming properties of ginger could be great for you.
Here's why you should add ginger to your tea during winters.
Ginger will keep you warm and help boost immunity
Warming properties: A cup of your regular tea isn't good enough to keep you warm during winters. Try adding some ginger as its thermogenic properties will keep away the chills for a long duration.
Immunity: Loaded with antibacterial properties, ginger tea can help boost your immunity, thus kicking away risk of falling sick or catching cold or flu.
It can improve digestion and enhance blood circulation
Digestion: We tend to take rich and heavy meals during the winter season, but they could trouble the digestion process. So, sip on some ginger tea regularly as its carminative properties can help soothe digestion, and fight digestive issues like constipation.
Blood circulation: Daily consumption of ginger tea will also help enhance your blood circulation, and knock off risk of cardiovascular disease.
It will keep you hydrated and help reduce respiratory issues
Hydration: We often tend to miss out on the daily recommended amount of water, especially during winters, due to reduced thirst, which further leads to dehydration. So, drink ginger tea regularly to stay properly hydrated.
Respiration: Ginger tea can be great during winters as it helps loosen up phlegm and expand the lungs, thereby improving your respiratory function and reducing breathing difficulties.
Here are some more tips to stay healthy during winters
1) Eat a nutritious and balanced diet. Make sure to include immunity-boosting food items like garlic, mushrooms, citrus fruits, and turmeric in your diet.
2) Get enough rest. Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep on a daily basis.
3) Exercise regularly for 30-40 minutes to boost up your immunity.
4) Regularly get sunlight to ensure your daily dose of Vitamin-D.
5) Reduce stress levels.