The monsoon season is finally here. While it is the best time to gorge on crispy fried pakodas and masala chai, it is also the time to keep ourselves safe from the infections that the rainy season brings with it. And the best way to ensure that we do not contract any such communicable infections such as common cold or seasonal flu is to boost your immunity.
With a host of diseases gripping the world, the importance of good immunity has taken the centre stage; and monsoons are the time when we are most prone to such infections. And thus, it becomes more and more important to add immunity-boosting foods to our diet. And no, we don't mean to say to opt for expensive food supplements, but if you go through your kitchen pantry, you'll find many immunity-boosting foods, which you also might be already using in your daily meals.
Cinnamon is known to have umpteen health benefits when added to our meals. It comes loaded with antioxidants and antibiotic properties and may work wonders when infused in water and consumed daily. Here's how you can make a soothing cup of tea with cinnamon and thyme, which also contains a variety of flavonoids that increases its antioxidant capacity. Cinnamon and thyme tea is an excellent 4-ingredient recipe that may help boost your immunity. It is a simple recipe of 15 minutes where the ingredients are allowed to steep well together before strained in a cup. The best part about this tea is that you can make more in amount and store it in the refrigerator.
Thyme, similar to cinnamon, is believed to be a great remedy for chest congestion, cough, throat inflammation, all of which are common infections during the monsoon season. According to health experts, the volatile oil components of thyme are known to have antimicrobial activity against a host of different bacteria and fungi.
Cinnamon and thyme tea, therefore, is perfect to brew every morning or evening at home to keep infections at bay.
Find the full recipe of cinnamon and thyme tea here. Try it at home and let us know 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.