Winter is almost here and we are all experiencing nip in the air. Besides warm mittens and fresh vegetables, the season brings along several diseases including cough, cold, sore throat et al. This is why experts recommend taking special care of our overall nourishment and immunity to prevent such seasonal diseases. The best part here is, you do not need to go to great lengths for boosting immunity. Instead, look into your pantry and get hold of some simple and basic kitchen ingredients – trust us, these ginger, cinnamon, clove etc work wonders for our health. Desi herbs and spices, mixed with milk or fresh seasonal produce, help you get a range of warm and comforting drinks that soothes your soul during the winters. Unlike the cool and comforting summer coolers and sherbets, winter calls for masala chai, kanji and more – each of which can easily be made at home with some simple ingredients.
Considering this, we bring you a list of popular homemade drinks that can help boost your immune health against the changing weather. Take a look.
Here’re 5 Best Home Drink Options For Boosting Immunity:
1. Masala Chai
Let’s agree- nip in the air calls for masala chai. Chai brewed with whole garam masala – clove, cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, nutmeg etc – makes a great tea for boosting overall health. You may add or avoid milk in a masala chai recipe. We bring a perfect masala chai recipe for you.
Another variation of masala chai, kahwa is a traditional drink in Kashmiri cuisine. It is made using green tea, almonds, saffron, cardamom, cinnamon et al. Here’s badam kahwa recipe that’ll help you fight the seasonal change.
Kadha is one healthy drink that has been a part of traditional medical practice since eons. Also called herbal tea, it is a nutritious concoction of several herbs and spices. Here we bring one such kadha recipe for you.
4. Kesar Doodh
A healthy and tasty drink, kesar doodh not only helps you keep warm during the winters, but also benefits your overall health. Besides milk and saffron, this drink includes cardamom, pistachio and almonds.
With a hearty mix of spices and healing herbs, kanji improves the digestive system. And with good use of fresh seasonal produce, we can also make it more nutritious and immunity-boosting.