Written byPoornima Pandey
The summer is here, and obviously many of us are already craving for the good old summer drink- thandai.
It is one of tastiest traditional drinks of India, but not many of us are aware of the various benefits of this sweet and soothing drink.
Loaded with nutrition, thandai has many amazing health benefits to offer. Here, we list some.
Thandai is proven to boost the immune function as the spices present in this drink like cloves and peppermint are known to contribute towards the betterment of immunity.
For one, cloves are rich in anti-oxidants and other healing properties that may improve liver health, blood sugar levels, etc.
Further, thandai contains saffron, which is an excellent source of anti-depressants, and has anti-oxidative properties.
The fennel seeds present in this drink are great for improving our digestion.
We say so because the volatile oils present in these seeds can kick-start better digestion by facilitating the production of gastric enzymes in the body.
Further, filled with anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, thandai can also help fight other digestive issues such as bloating, constipation and indigestion.
Summers can be quite brutal, so you need to be well-equipped to beat the heat in this harsh season.
The rose petals that are added to thandai can help you stay cool during summers.
Plus, those added nuts like cashews, pistachios and almonds don't just add taste to the drink but are also great energy-boosters.
In addition, nuts also promote feeling of fullness.
Cardamom used in thandai can naturally detoxify the body, thus fighting infections and resulting in a healthy and sound body.
It may also combat inflammation and fight cancer cells present in the body.
Further, cardamom is also known to treat cavities and kill mouth bacteria, thereby preventing bad breath and stimulating supply of oxygen for better breathing.
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