Winter is at its peak right now and so are the illnesses that come along with the chilly air. Some of the most common diseases that spread their wings during the cold weather are the flu, cold, cough and fever. While one can opt for allopathy and complete a course of antibiotics to get rid of these diseases, there are certain natural home remedies that can really help you beat these ailments. Honey tea is one such winter beverage that has numerous health benefits. Not only is it great for your throat but also for weight loss as it contains fewer calories. The beverage is also low in caffeine, lower than coffee and apart from that it also contains flavonoids that are a natural class of antioxidants that help in the removal of free radicals from the body that reacts negatively with other molecules like DNA and causes damage at the cellular level.
Honey Tea For Winter Wellness
Not only does the combination of green tea with honey help manage cholesterol but is also great for the heart. Apart from fighting common winter diseases, it helps boost the immune system while also aiding weight loss. Natural honey is a great source of carbohydrates that can help sweeten your drink without adding as many calories as refined sugar would. Plus natural honey is preservatives-free and reduces the effect on your insulin and glucose levels.
If you are worried about your child catching the common winter illnesses, Dr Parimala V Thirumalesh, Sr. Consultant Neonatology & Pediatrics suggests some of the easiest preventive steps. He says that to protect your child from common winter ailments one must "wash your hands with warm soapy water after sneezing, coughing and blowing noses, and before eating; cough into your elbow to avoid getting germs on your hands." She further suggests, "Don’t share drink bottles, cups and utensils with other children who have colds and supplements like vitamin C can reduce the duration and severity of colds in children." According to her, "children must also sneeze into a hanky or cover the nose and mouth during sneezing and coughing to help prevent the spread. Wearing a mask till one is better is also beneficial to stop the spread to other family members and friends."
(This article is written for an informative purpose and should not be substituted for medical advice. Kindly consult your doctor before trying any tips.)