2016-02-02
Joybynature.com Team
Feb
02

Just another few days and winter would be here. My idea for a perfect winter evening, sitting by the window wrapped up in a blanket, reading a book with some light music in the background and a hot cup of tea! Ah! Life is perfect! But drinking the same tea every single day becomes boring and sometimes unhealthy. After all the regular tea that we consume contains tons of sugar and calories. So how about joining me in making some healthy tea, teas that would help you to stay warm and healthy with adding any guilt, sorry sugar, I meant sugar! If you are interested, grab your kettle and read on.

 

 

 

1. Ginger Tea

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

 

1 tablespoon Ginger (of course!)

 

1 cup Water

 

1 tablespoon Honey (optional)

 

 

 

Recipe

 

 

 

Boil a cup of water in a utensil.

 

Add a table spoon of grated or cut ginger to it

 

Let it steep for 10 minutes

 

Strain

 

Add a tablespoon of honey, if you like or you can also add brown or regular sugar.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

Ginger is one of the most medicinal roots that I know. It is a rich source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory in nature and is anti fungal and anti bacterial. This perhaps is the reason why mothers across the world grate ginger, even in the regular tea. The benefits of ginger tea are countless. It is great for people suffering from asthma as it helps to reduce inflammation on the organs. It is also useful for people suffering from a cough and cold as it decongests the respiratory pipe. A cup of ginger tea before sleeping reduces snoring problem and regulates sleep thus cure insomnia. A cup of ginger every day improves your immunity and helps to fight many diseases. Above all, it is a perfect treat to your taste buds on a rainy evening. To read more about ginger, click here.

 

 

 

2. Peppermint Tea

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

 

10-15 leaves of Peppermint (oh so cool!)

 

1 cup water

 

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

 

 

 

Recipe

 

 

 

Boil a cup of water in a utensil. Let it cool a bit.

 

Gently crush the peppermint leaves and add them to the hot water.

 

Let it steep for 10 minutes

 

Strain

 

Add a tablespoon of honey, if you like or you can also add brown or regular sugar.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

Peppermint contains menthol which is known to cool down the body. It stimulates sleep cycle, thus cure insomnia and regulates sleep. It also helps to cure your cough and cold. It calms you and relaxes you. It also greatly benefits you to reduce your stress anxiety and overcome your depression. This tea is a perfect companion on a how summer evening. To read more about peppermint, click here.

 

3. Thyme Tea

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

 

2 Tablespoons of thyme

 

1 cup water

 

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

 

 

 

Recipe

 

 

 

Boil a cup of water in a utensil. Let it cool a bit.

 

Gently crush the thyme leaves and add them to the hot water.

 

Let it steep for 10 minutes

 

Strain

 

Add a tablespoon of honey, if you like or you can also add brown or regular sugar.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

Thyme cures almost all lungs related diseases like a cough and cold, bronchitis, whooping cough and many more. It also works as a respiratory system cleanser. This tea not only adds spice in your life, it also brings good health to you. To read more about thyme, click here.

 

4. Cinnamon Tea

 

 

 

Ingredients

 

 

 

2 Tablespoons of cinnamon powder/sticks (hmm spicy!)

 

1 cup water

 

1 tablespoon honey (optional)

 

 

 

Recipe

 

 

 

Boil a cup of water in a utensil.

 

Add two tablespoons to cinnamon powder/cinnamon sticks to it.

 

Let it steep for 10 minutes

 

Strain

 

Add a tablespoon of honey, if you like or you can also add brown or regular sugar.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Benefits

 

 

 

This great aromatic tea, rich in antioxidants boosts your metabolism, melts the extra fat in your body. It concentrates the most on the belly fat. Regular consumption of cinnamon tea helps to regulate blood sugar. To read more about cinnamon, click here.

 

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