The winter chill makes you crave for something warm and soothing all the time. If tea is your preferred hot beverage over coffee or hot chocolate, you must give jaggery tea a try! In winter time, people are likely to consume tea more than usual. And more often than note, add spoons of sugar to it, making it harmful for health. Instead, choose jaggery tea which has health benefits!
Jaggery tea is becoming one such popular alternative to tea, which can prove to be a boon for your health. The best thing about it is that it can reduce your tea cravings. Which will be helpful in weight loss.
So let’s quickly know the recipe of jaggery tea
To make jaggery tea you will need:
* 3-4 tbsp grated jaggery
* 1 teaspoon tea leaves
* 4 pods of cardamom
* 1 tsp Saunf
* 1/2 tsp crushed black pepper
* 1/2 cup milk (optional)
Jaggery tea recipe:
Heat 1 cup of water in a non-stick pan. Add cardamom, fennel, crushed black pepper and tea leaves and bring all of this to a boil.
Now, add milk to this and let it boil.
Put jaggery in a teapot and strain it into the prepared tea mixture. Stir till the jaggery melts and serve hot.
If you want, you can make this tea without milk also which will further reduce the calories of this tea making it even healthier for you.
Health benefits of drinking jaggery tea:
1. Keeps the body warm in winter
Jaggery or gud contains essential vitamins and minerals including magnesium, iron, potassium and phosphorus. That is why one advantage of jaggery tea in winter is that it is one of those foods that warms the body by generating heat. Jaggery is believed to strengthen bones and joints due to the presence of these important minerals.
2. Manages weight
When consumed in moderation, jaggery can help control weight. One of the benefits of jaggery tea is that it promotes a healthy metabolism that digests food easily. Hence jaggery helps in reducing weight, especially around the abdomen.
3. Give relief from cough and cold and allergies
Jaggery tea is a popular home remedy for relieving cough and cold symptoms. Jaggery is great for cough and cold as it naturally warms the body and does not have any side effects when consumed in moderation. People with cough and cold should consume jaggery tea to speed up the healing process naturally.
So, give this recipe of jaggery tea a try and you will forget all about your chai!