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Avoid monsoon illness with 6 nutritionist recommended immunity-boosting concoctions

Monsoon is known to increase the risk of falling ill. So, prepare for the season by boosting your immunity with these nutritionist recommended drinks.
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A nutritionist recommends monsoon drinks to boost immunity! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Aman Puri Published: 28 Jul 2021, 11:20 am IST
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The connection between monsoon and snacks is something that the world is aware of! But, most people are actually unaware of the challenges that monsoon poses to human health. It is essential to bridge the gap between food cravings and health necessities. 

Immunity boosting drinks to stay healthy during the monsoon

Steadfast Nutrition recommends 6 immunity-boosting drinks that may reduce your chances of falling ill during the monsoon!

1. Turmeric and Black Pepper Tonic

The magical spice turmeric which is present in every Indian household has potent antioxidant properties. It contains curcumin which has antifungal and antibacterial properties.

We can turn this magical spice into turmeric tea for the season by simply adding a teaspoon of turmeric powder to our tea. We can also add black pepper and honey to this mix to boost its infection-fighting abilities.

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Bursting with the benefits of curcumin, this tonic is as healthy as it is tasty. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Tulsi Tea

Instead of sipping boiled water, we can add tulsi leaves to it and then drink it. This is because tulsi leaves have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which can boost our immunity and can keep us healthy during the monsoon.

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3. Cinnamon and Honey Tonic

Cinnamon and honey have many health benefits, from curing constipation to combating allergies and regulating our blood sugar levels. This combination must be consumed during the monsoon as it prevents infections. This tonic can also help in the natural detoxification of the body.

To make this immunity booster, we will need cinnamon-infused water which can be prepared by simply steeping cinnamon sticks in lukewarm water. Next, add a teaspoon of honey to it. This is a simple home remedy that can help us in getting rid of digestion problems.

monsoon drinks for immunity
This cinnamon and honey tonic can boost your immunity. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
4. Masala Tea

Tea is one of the most beloved Indian drinks, but adding herbs and spices to it helps in boosting immunity. Masala tea has an amazing flavour, as it is a perfect blend of Indian spices like cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and star anise. The best part is that all of these are known to boost our overall health.

5. Garlic and Honey Tonic

A combination of garlic and honey works during both the rainy and winter seasons to boost our immunity. Consuming this tonic every day may prevent diseases more effectively.

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To make this, we only need to add water to crushed garlic cloves. Lastly, we need to boil the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes and add 1 teaspoon of honey to it.

6. Ginger Tea

Ginger is one of the best spices to include in our diet during monsoon. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. In fact, ginger is one of the best home remedies for an upset stomach.

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Beat monsoon infections with the power of ginger. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

To make ginger tea, we only need to take one cup of water in a deep bottomed pan and add freshly grated ginger to it. Then, we need to boil the water and add tea leaves to it.  We can finish making the tea by adding a bit of lemon juice which would add the immunity-boosting power of vitamin C to it. The soothing monsoon drink would be ready within 2 minutes!

Add these easy-to-make beverages to your daily routine to stay healthy throughout the monsoon season!

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About the Author

Aman Puri is a visionary and an entrepreneur with an aim to transform the sports, wellness and health industry.  He aims to transform the world of sports nutrition in India with the objective of introducing high-quality supplements and to follow a unique vision of serving people of all age groups. Aman holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies and Development with Specialisation in Eating Habits, Health and Environment from the Ambedkar University, Delhi.  He also holds Certifications from Nesta – USA as a Sports Nutrition Specialist, Kids Nutrition Specialist, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Sleep Science Coach Certification and Sports Psychology Coach Certification.
Aman has a strong inclination towards sports and is an acclaimed International Mountain Biker and a Cross Country Duathlon Athlete with participation in India, Nepal and Australia. He has participated in over 100 tournaments including Marathon Running, Cycling, Triathlon, Duathlon, Adventure Races. He is the two-time participant of several races like the Time MTB Himalaya- Asia's Toughest Race; Time HHMR- World's Highest Altitude MTB Race; Time Himalayan Rush Participation - Cross Country Duathlon, Nepal. Mr. Puri has been a very honest and dedicated sports person and promotes the idea of sports and fitness being an inclusive part of everyone’s life. He has developed the trust of thousands if sports and fitness enthusiasts across the globe and is the Brand Ambassador for Merida India, ESI Grips - USA and StemCaps – USA.
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