Why should you have Tea every day?
Tea lovers will be extremely happy to know that your tea do have many health benefits despite the caffeine. A good hot cup of tea or coffee wakes you up amidst your long and monotonous schedules. In our previous article, we have already discussed the chai tea and how it is prepared. And this article is all about the health benefits of your regular masala chai or ‘Chai tea’.
- The most known benefit of tea is its antioxidant quality. It fights free radicals, it’s anti-inflammatory and it protects against cancer, mouth ulcer, and other genetic disorders.
- It also has pro-cardio properties. It prevents the oxidation of “bad” cholesterol (LDL), lowering the risk of heart diseases. It protects the digestive system by improving the absorption of nutrients, increasing intestinal motility, and balancing the microbes in your gut.
- It reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes if only taken with low sweetener options.
A regular cup of tea with or without milk can provide these said benefits. Let’s know some benefits of Chai Tea or commonly known as masala tea with ginger and spices like; cardamom, cinnamon, star-anis, black peppercorn, clove, and good quality milk:
1. Helps Improve Digestion
Chai is excellent for regulating digestive systems and keeping your gut healthy. The spice in chai tea is mostly responsible for digestive health benefits. The ginger aids digestion by improving circulation and delivering oxygen to organs so that they can perform better.
2. Supports Immune System
If building a healthy immune system is your goal, drink chai tea every day. Mixed spices, especially cardamom is known for its medicinal properties for centuries and it contains high doses of vitamin C and other nutrients that keep your immune system healthy.
3. Alleviates Nausea
Ginger is well known for its ability to reduce nausea. It helps treat common ailments such as sea sickness, or nausea during a hangover. Chai tea which contains about 1 to 1.5 grams of ginger, is an effective treatment for nausea.
4. Aches and Pains
The spices present in chai tea helps decrease common aches. It also helps people with more severe pain such as arthritis. These health benefits derive from the anti-inflammatory properties of many of the ingredients in chai tea, specifically ginger and clove.
Whenever you are going to make a chai tea, please remember that if you’re not using good quality milk, all your groundwork will go in vain! That’s right. The base of your chai strongly depends on the milk you are using. So go for the best quality milk like Purabi milk every time you’re making a chai.