Tea gives a natural calming effect. A lot of people are addicted to their cup of tea. It might be the first thing you want to start your day. Tea is rich in antioxidants. It also helps in losing weight. It improves your overall health. If tea is a part of your daily routine, you must try ways to make it healthier. Read on to know ways to make your cup of tea healthier. Also, know four different recipes to prepare a healthy cup of tea.
Tips to make tea healthier
Choose organic tea
Organic tea is the best option if you want to avail all the health benefits of tea. You can buy organic tea from the market or you can simply collect the natural ingredients from your kitchen.
Do not add sugar
Sugar increases the number of calories in your tea. If you drink too much tea in a day then you must avoid sugar as much as possible. Sugar in tea can lead to consumption of more sugar than required, which is very unhealthy for your body.
Try avoiding milk and cream
Some people add too much milk and cream while preparing tea. It adds calories to your tea. If you want to add milk, then try to use low-fat milk. You should drink tea prepared with just water at least once a day if you are a tea lover.
Add lemon juice
Lemon is rich in vitamin C. You can add lemon juice to your cup of tea to maximize its health benefits. Lemon juice will increase the nutritional value of your tea.
Also read: Lose weight fast and safely with green tea
Recipes to make tea healthier
Recipe to increase immunity
Boil two cups of water. Take a few tulsi leaves and two-three slices of ginger. Crush them well and add to the boiling water. After boiling the tea properly strain the tea into cups. Add one tablespoon of lemon and one tablespoon of honey in each cup. This tea will help you increase immunity and with also provide you vitamin C.
Recipe to reduce weight
Green tea is the best tea for weight loss. Make a cup of green tea and squeeze a half lemon in it. Do not add sugar in it. You can also fresh green tea leaves to make it more effective. Green tea will increase metabolism and aid weight loss.
Recipe to treat cold and cough
Boil two cups of water. Add a half tablespoon of crushed ginger and one clove in it. Later add one clove and ten tulsi leaves into the mixture. After boiling the tea properly, strain the mixture. Add a half tablespoon of honey into your cup of tea. This will help you treat cold and cough effectively.
Also read: Benefits of Green Tea you Need to Know
Recipe to maintain healthy cholesterol levels
Both black tea and green tea help in lowering the level of bad cholesterol as they are rich in anti-oxidants. You can also add a pinch of Arjuna powder to increase the effect of tea. Arjuna power is also known for its anti-cholesterol properties. Now you can lower the level of bad cholesterol with the help of just a cup of tea.
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