A tea connoisseur would know how there are countless ways to brew a cup of tea. While some can refresh and enliven your mind and body, some also come with many health properties, including boosting immunity.
Immunity has been the buzzword for most of the past two years. Even now, in 2022, all we are focusing on is how to boost our immunity. Thanks to the pandemic, we are now well-equipped with so many medical and healthy terms that were unheard of earlier. Countless home remedies, dadi-nani ke nuskhe and multivitamins have made their way into our lives now. But did you know a simple cup of tea every day can also help you boost your immunity, besides serving you several health benefits? Yes, you read that right.
Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. For many of us, our morning is incomplete without a cup of strong tea. For some of us, we need a cup of tea at the end of a long day at work, in between a meeting or when it’s raining outside. Well, no matter what the occasion is, a cup of chai can make everything better. But no, we aren’t talking about regular milky tea. A tea connoisseur would know how there are countless ways to brew a cup of tea. While some can refresh and enliven your mind and body, some also come with many health properties, including boosting immunity.
Lemon tea is one such easy brew that comes packed with nutrients. A powerhouse of Vitamin C that is an excellent detoxifier and helps build immunity in our body, lemon is also enriched with Vitamin B6, copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc and more, which not only aids weight loss and reduces acidity, but also helps detox the body. All these elements together play an important role in strengthening our immune system while protecting the body from a number of allergies and infections. The tea leaves also contain flavonoids and antioxidants that help in making your immune system stronger.
Here’s a quick lemon tea recipe:
This lemon tea recipe is a super easy and quick one. Just get your regular black or green tea bag, squeeze a pinch of lemon, add a tsp of honey and ginger, and simmer well. To make this lemon tea even more beneficial, you can add a bit of turmeric, a popular Indian spice loaded with antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that too boost immunity.
1 teabag of black or green tea
½ tsp turmeric powder
½ tsp of honey
½ lemon (squeezed)
- Boil 1 cup of water with turmeric; lower the flame and let it simmer for 2 minutes.
- Add tea and simmer for 2-3 minutes more.
- Strain and add honey and lemon juice.
- Mix well and serve.
- You can use jaggery as well instead of honey, and also add a pinch of black salt and ginger powder for flavour if you want.