The festive season is upon us and our excitement is on an all-time high. We are celebrating a string of festivals back-to-back with much fun and enthusiasm. It is that time of the year when we go on a bingeing spree, keeping all our guilt aside. Mithai, pakode, kebab and more - options are many, leaving us spoilt for choices. And we indulge in each of these delicacies to our heart's content. While avoiding these delicacies is not even an option, what we can always do is take some extra care of our health. Experts suggest that we should keep ourselves hydrated, do some light exercise and eat light meals pre and post party. For instance, it is always recommended that one must eat light and cooling foods a day before and after Diwali. Likewise, we can also include some good detox water in our morning rituals to properly flush out the toxins.
We bring you one such detox water option that not only flush out the toxins, but also help regulate metabolism to keep up a good health. It is the classic cinnamon water, with an additional goodness of cumin and fennel seeds in it. Let's find out the benefits of this soothing detox drink.
1. Helps Flush Out Toxins:
Each of the spices used in this drink is loaded with antioxidants that help you detox and fight free radical damages in your body.
2. Helps Boost Immunity:
Besides being rich in antioxidant, it includes polyphenols, proanthocyanidins, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that are dubbed to strengthen immune health.
3. Promote Weight Loss:
These traditional spices, when drank in form of herbal tea or detox water may help boost metabolism and digestion. These factors further help shed those extra kilos.
4. Manage Diabetes:
Cinnamon, fennel seeds and cumin seeds are known to have properties that help manage blood sugar level in body. This means, if taken in right amount, this drink may help people suffering from diabetes.
5. Promote Healthy Skin:
As mentioned earlier, all these three spices are rich in antioxidants, which help flush out toxins. This further helps purify blood and promote blood circulation - the factors that play a major role in boosting skin health.
Take two cups of water in a bowl.
Add one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, fennel and jeera powder to it.
Boil on medium flame for approx. 10 minutes.
Strain the water and sip.
You may add some honey for adding some flavour to the drink.
Soak half inch cinnamon stick, half teaspoon jeera and half teaspoon fennel seed in a glass of water.
Next morning add some more water to it and boil for 5 minutes.
Strain the water and sip.
Start your morning with this healthy cinnamon water empty stomach and enjoy a healthy metabolism throughout the day. But always remember, moderation is the key.
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