Winter brings a welcome change in weather after the sultry and sweaty summer but also poses a big risk of catching infections like cold and cough. With the current Omicron scare looming large, everyone is wary of a sore throat. Thankfully, winter also offers a bevy of hot, warming beverages that are looked up to as great preventative measures, which provide the much-needed relief from sore throat. While hot chocolate and coffee are our boon companions, we may also want to get acquainted to other healthier hot drinks that will help you stay healthy this season.
Here we have compiled a list of some winter beverages that may help ward off cough and keep you hale and hearty in winter.
Here Are 5 Winter-Special Recipes To Keep You Warm:
1. Ginger Garlic Tea:
One may find it difficult to consume too much of ginger in summer. But winter is the time to get your fill of this warming and healing spice, and same goes for garlic. Ginger is anti-inflammatory in nature with the presence of volatile oils. Garlic offers antiviral properties from its high sulphur content. Click here for the recipe of ginger garlic tea.
2. Beetroot Soup
The winter-special vegetable of beetroot is full of antioxidants - this and all other nutrients of this healthy vegetable go in this soup that may help prevent and manage cough and cold. Click here for the recipe.
3. Spice Kadha
Have anything with lots of whole spices, and you'll instantly feel warmth filling up inside you. And if the same spices are found in a hot kadha on a chilly day, it's even better. Make this healing kadha (or spice tea) with cloves, cinnamon, turmeric and more such spices. Click here for the recipe.
4. Besan Ka Sheera
Think of it as halwa, only slightly runny. Besan ka sheera is a popular home remedy, been used to treat cough and cold for eons. Gram flour is roasted and cooked with ghee, milk and black pepper powder. One can also add sugar or jaggery to make it sweet. Click here for the recipe.
5. Warm Spinach Salad
This salad is one of its kind - it is eaten warm. Made with winter superfood - spinach, along with mushrooms, the salad is seasoned with garlic, lemon juice, soy sauce, sugar and sesame seeds. Eat this as is, or spread on toasted bread or croutes. Click here for the recipe.
Say 'no' to scratchy throat this season. Keep yourself warm with these amazing recipes.
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