Immunity has been one of the most-searched keywords on the internet since last few months. With the ongoing pandemic and extreme weather conditions in India, it has become all the more important for us to boost our immunity as much as we can. Immunity is basically the foremost defence system against all sorts of viruses, flus and infections like cold, cough or fever.
Honey (or shehad) is one such wonder ingredient that comes with many virtues with most important being - immunity boosting. Our grandmothers and mothers, with all their desi nuskhas, have repeatedly told us about the health benefits of honey and water. This concoction is known to relieve cough and cold besides aiding in weight loss. No wonder honey is rightly termed as nature's sweet nectar!
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Honey is said to have antimicrobial properties that not only soothes the throat but also kills certain bacteria that cause the infection. It is a powerhouse of antioxidants, which are very effective for the removal of free radicals from the body. Coupled with its antibacterial properties, honey helps improve the digestive system and boosts immunity. And we have 5 of the most effective ways to include honey in your diet and boost immunity!
5 Best Honey-Based Drinks To Include In Your Diet
If you are a herbal tea fan and are looking to cleanse body, it doesn't get better than this detox tea. With the goodness of turmeric, ginger and black pepper brewed along with honey, this tea can be a refreshing start to your morning! Find the recipe here.
A wholesome smoothie with nutrients in abundance! Banana honey smoothie is a protein-rich drink that not only facilitates weight loss but also boost immunity with a rich amount of honey coupled with pumpkin seeds that are also a great source of antioxidants. Find the recipe here.
A simple 5-minute recipe, honey lemon ginger tea is a perfect concoction to brew during the monsoon season as the ingredients are known for their healing properties. Find the recipe here.
A high-protein, wholesome smoothie that boasts of bananas, flaxseeds, honey, cinnamon and a delightful crunch of granola! The wonder combination of cinnamon and honey makes this drink a perfect immunity-boosting meal. Find the recipe here.
A concoction of seeds, spices and herbs, kadha may not really go well with our taste buds but can surely do wonders for our health. But this kadha chai with the goodness of honey swirled in gives a delightful flavour. Find the full recipe here.
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You should never cook or boil honey it may lose all of its vital properties. Hence it is always added in the end in hot beverages like tea.
Try these exceptionally delicious honey-based drinks at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.