Try these simple hacks while preparing tea, for good health
From waking you up in the morning to being a good company in the evening, tea does it all. But you shouldn't be surprised when we tell you that the world-popular brew isn't just about great taste and its stimulating nature. It has plenty of health benefits too. And to augment that, here are some handy hacks that will help increase its health quotient.
Firstly, here are the health benefits of drinking tea
Loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients, while being (relatively) low on caffeine, tea offers many amazing health benefits. It can help improve heart health, protect bones, soothe digestion, boost immune system, and even promote weight loss. So, go and make some now!
Add a pinch of salt; Squeeze a lemon
Salt: Adding just a pinch of salt to your regular cup of tea could be great for your throat. It washes out infection-causing bacteria and helps relieve cough, cold, pain, and irritation, among other issues. Lemon: Green tea and lemon is a great combination for your health. The health compounds in them help destroy cell-damaging free radicals, and even fight certain cancers.
Try adding basil leaves (tulsi) and fennel seeds to tea
Basil leaves: The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of basil leaves not only give a fresh flavor to your tea, but also help treat symptoms of common cold. Fennel seeds: Adding half-a-teaspoon of fennel seeds (saunf) in tea can help fight pains in women, when it is that time of the month. It also soothes contraction of the uterus (the major cause of menstrual cramps).
Hack #5: Add butter to your tea to ease digestion
Adding just a teaspoon of butter to your daily cup of tea significantly enhances your digestion, by reducing acid levels in the stomach, and preventing acid reflux. It also helps facilitate smoother bowel movements.