Grab a Cuppa Masala Tea to Change your Life

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:May 15, 2015

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The health benefits of beverages like green tea keep doing circles so frequently that we often lose sight of the advantages of drinking a cup of our traditional masala tea.
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    Kick Start your Day

    The fresh morning sunlight accompanied by a hot cup of tea is all we Indians need to kick start our day. Since the very day we come to our senses, we realize that we are surrounded by a bunch of tea-lovers who just won’t agree to substitute their traditional cup of tea with any other beverage. Thus, the cynicism always lingers on no matter how many times we get bombarded with information on the health benefits of other beverages, like the green tea. But, let us tell you that the hue and cry over healthier beverages is unnecessary. Choosing a normal cup of tea over a cup of green tea does not harm your health at all. Just add a little cardamom, ginger, cinnamon and tulsi to your desi cup of tea and you are absolutely good to go. Here we give you 6 reasons why you should never give up on drinking tea.

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    Anti-inflammation

    The key ingredients of masala tea are additional spices that work in synergy to help your body fight any kind of inflammation. One such health ingredient is ginger.

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    Fights Fatigue

    The reason why you crave for a hot cup of masala tea after a long and tiring day is decoded here. The tannins found in your masala soothe your body and help it to rejuvenate. Moreover, a good amount of caffeine is found in your cup of tea which acts as a stimulant. So grab a cup right now!

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    Beats Cold and Flu

    Masala tea is loaded with the goodness of all antibacterial, anti fungal and anti parasitic properties, which are derived from its spices. This wholesome goodness strengthens the immune system and wards off infections.

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    Boosts Digestion

    Tea is highly acidic in nature and therefore, when you add spices like ginger, tulsi, clove and cardamom to it, the acidity is reduced and it transforms into a digestion-aiding beverage.

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    Prevents Diabetes

    Clove, cinnamon and cardamom work together to increase insulin sensitivity in the body and lower blood sugar levels. And, it does not end with this. Cinnamon is a popular ingredient for keeping the mind sharp and preventing onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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    Relieves PMS

    If you are looking for something in your kitchen closet to relieve symptoms of PMS, you have come to the right place. Masala tea not only soothes nerves and makes you feel happier, but it also contains properties that can relax your muscles.

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    Healthy for Heart

    One of the main constituents of masala tea is black tea, which contains strong anti-oxidative properties. Besides, spices like clove and cardamom reduce bad cholesterol in the body and improve the amount of good cholesterol.

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