Winter is the time for mouth watering spicy foods, relaxation, hot drinks and gossips around fire. While some eagerly wait for cooler weather conditions and longer holidays thereafter, others dislike the terrible temperatures and diseases that follow immediately.Researches reveals that the DNA changes with the changing weather conditions.
During the winter months, the bodies pump up the levels of many genes which relates to inflammation, cold and flu as well as swelling. In summer, on the other hand, a different set of genes get highly expressed, that regulates blood sugar excessively and burns off excess fat.
So sipping a cup of tea during this chilled winters has proved out to be beneficial with regard to health. There are various types of teas which can be sipped during winter. But among those, the Chamomile tea and Ginger tea are highly in demand during winters. Chamomile tea contains ingredients which reduces winter time anxiety.
On the other hand, Ginger tea builds immunity, encourages blood circulation ,removes sore problems, cough as well as chest blockages. Since the teas’ are made from the Camellia Sinensis plant, it is extremely high in flavonols, flavonoids, L-theanine and so the Camellia Sinensis plants were previously used in medicines It cleanses our bodies naturally of the toxins and aids us against ailments.
Benefits of Tea for Winter Ailments:
- Lowers Down Winter Aches and Pains: Though not much known, but it has been scientifically proved that the ginger as well as chamomile tea lowers winter pains. While pains and body aches can happen any time of the year, the symptoms become even more severely felt during the cold as well as wet season. The warmth produced by tea along with its anti-inflammatory properties reduces joint pains as well as gouts.
- Gives Your Immunity an Extra Boost: During winters our bodies easily gets absorbed on germs. However, tea is useful for removing sore throats, preventing sniffles and boosting the immunity system. Problems like common cold, fevers as well as chest blockages during winters will get immensely reduced if we drink 2-3 cups of tea every day.
- Gets Rid of the Winter Clumsiness: It normally happens that we become more sleepy and lethargic during winters because of less exposure to sun. The ingredients present in tea, like theobromine ,caffeine, L–theanine revitalises our body. These revitalisers work for exercising the heart and elevating the mood. Tea excites our brain and the central nervous system. The ‘caffeine high’ attained by coffee consumption also gives us a sudden ‘caffeine crash’ which depletes all of our energy. Tea, on the other hand, allows slower absorption of caffeine, so the energy release is stable and more manageable, making it a better energy stimulant than coffee.
Although tea contains caffeine , but this doesn’t lead to the stimulation of adrenal glands.Therefore, nothing can be better than sipping a cup of hot tea after your morning prayers on a chilled winter scenario.