The rainy season is in full swing in most parts of the country. We are celebrating the cooler temperatures brought by the monsoon. However, this season also tends to cause a spike in a range of health problems. Hence, it is crucial to be very careful about one's diet during these months. Experts especially recommend having immunity-boosting foods and drinks as a precautionary measure. As for the latter, there are many juices, homemade brews and even soups to choose from. We have listed down a few options that will keep you warm and nourished. Check them out below.
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Here Are 7 Healthy Warm Drinks To Add To Your Monsoon Diet:
1. Ajwain Haldi Doodh
Golden turmeric milk or haldi doodh is an age-old remedy for several problems, especially when the weather turns colder. It soothes the body, boosts immunity and provides protein, calcium, as well as other nutrients. This monsoon, we recommend giving it a simple twist by adding some ajwain (carom seeds) to the regular version. Click here for the recipe.
2. Badam Kahwa
Kashmiri kahwa is a traditional green tea brew you cannot afford to miss. In this version, the amount of almonds used is higher, which makes the tea all the more irresistible. It contains the goodness of whole spices, which will especially help in colder months. It is also suitable for those on a weight-loss diet. Click here for the recipe.
3. Honey-Ginger-Lemon Tea
Honey, ginger and lemon is a power-packed combination. Photo Credit: iStock
Ginger is one of the best ingredients to add to your monsoon diet, especially to your drinks (hot or cold). Combining it with honey and lemon is a great idea, especially for those who dislike strong ginger flavours. This combination also enhances the overall nutritional value of the beverage. Each of the ingredients can help boost your immunity and protect your body during the rainy season. Here's the complete recipe for Honey-Ginger-Lemon Tea.
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4. Cumin-Coriander-Fennel Tea
If you want a tea-like drink that doesn't contain black/ green tea leaves, then opt for this special brew. It is made using just three common seed spices: cumin (jeera), coriander (dhania) and fennel (saunf). Light and flavourful, this tea is a wonderful way to start your morning. It will detoxify your system while enhancing your immunity. Find the recipe here.
5. Mulethi-Ginger Tea
This tea has anti-inflammatory properties that may especially help with monsoon-related infections. If you have a sore throat, you should definitely consider sipping on some mulethi-ginger tea. The wonders of mulethi (liquorice) and ginger come together in this unique, must-try drink. Find the full recipe here.
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6. Kadha Chai
Along with haldi doodh, kadha is another traditional solution that our elders swear by. There are different versions of kadha with slight variations. In general, several spices and herbs are boiled with water and then strained to get a wholesome drink. You can also add tea leaves. Here's an easy recipe.
7. Black Coffee With Cinnamon
This one is for coffee lovers. Black coffee is known to have wide-ranging benefits when consumed in moderation and without refined sugar. We suggest adding a little bit of cinnamon to give it an interesting flavour. This drink can keep you warm and energised in the best way.
What is your go-to drink in the monsoon? Let us know in the comments below.
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