Tips And Tricks To Make Your Tea Healthy While Keeping It Tasty
Image Credit: An inseparable part of our life: Tea

We cannot deny that tea and Indians have a unique connection. Tea is just more than a drink for us and has turned into a ritual that must be followed every morning. Moreover, in Punjabi households like mine, tea is served four to five times a day that too in big cups. We can totally say that tea has become an inseparable part of our life and we just cannot do without a cup of tea.  

But we do see that many people around me though, have stopped drinking tea and the reason they state is they want a healthier lifestyle. But what’s wrong with tea? Let us know. As per some studies, tea leaves contain natural caffeine, and overconsuming it, may lead to stress, restlessness, and anxiety. Besides, its excessive intake can disrupt your sleeping cycle and we all know, how a disrupted sleep cycle can affect our body. Moreover, sugar is always harmful.  

Some also say that quite a few elements in tea may cause nausea, especially when consumed in large quantity or on an empty stomach whereas for expecting mothers, having tea during the pregnancy period can even lead to a risk of complications as well as low infant birth weight. Shocking right? But it is hard to stop having tea. No worries, we are here for you like always! We have some ways in which you can make your tea healthy while keeping it tastier. What are those ways? Let us have a look! 

Tips and tricks to make tea healthy 

  • One of the most disturbing elements in tea could be sugar. Sugar can add too many calories to your tea which is definitely not good for you. Instead, you can always add unrefined sugar, honey, agave syrup, or maybe maple syrup. You can even add organic coconut sugar because it is always better to shun sugar and have a healthier lifestyle.
  • We can try boosting our tea’s flavour with ginger roots, lemon or orange wedge, a cinnamon stick, or even some fresh herbs like mint. Let us tell you that squeezing lemon juice can have major benefits like increasing iron absorption, and reducing iron deficiency and anemia.
  • Another way to keep your tea healthy and not use sugar is by adding a creamy element to it. Though it might add some calories, it would also increase the calcium, protein, and vitamin D in your body. You can add skim, low-fat milk, or soy milk instead of full-cream milk.
  • To boost not only the flavours but also the health benefits of a tea, one can add herbs like cardamom, ginger, lemongrass, saffron, or even tulsi. All these herbs have ample health benefits and can do wonders when consumed properly. 
  • Another important aspect is that we can reduce drinking tea to two times a day. Maintaining time is important. The habit of drinking tea in large quantity could be harmful, so instead of having four to five cups a day, let us reduce it to one to two cups. 

We have selected the easiest options for you with which you can make your tea healthier. So, without any delay, opt for these changes and let us know what worked the best for you!