Omicron Affects Throat: What Not To Eat Or Drink When You Have A Sore Throat

A sore throat occurs when the throat becomes inflamed and irritated.

Soreness can be caused by many conditions including a virus, bacteria, hay fever, pollution, cigarette smoke or a respiratory infection.

How long does a sore throat last?

This depends on what is causing your sore throat. Most of those caused by a common virus resolve themselves on their own within three to ten days, while sore throats caused by bacteria infections or allergies may take longer to clear. Chronic sore throats may linger until an underlying condition is diagnosed.

A robust immune system can help fight the highly-infectious strain Omicron.

Sore throats can be unpleasant, especially when it makes speaking, eating and sometimes even breathing difficult. There are remedies, such as drinking lots of fluids like water and tea, gargling salt water, and lozenges for temporary relief from the burning and pain.

Sore throat

We’ve spoken several times in this blog about what you should eat and drink when you’re sick, but it’s just as important to know what you shouldn’t eat and drink, and why. Keep reading for a list of what you should avoid when you have a sore throat.

Certain foods can aggravate or scratch your throat when it is already tender and sore. For best results, avoid irritating foods until your sore throat symptoms subside.

Foods To Avoid When You Have A Sore Throat

Avoid Caffeine & Sugary Drinks

Caffeine

The caffeine in coffee dehydrates you which can make the pain of your sore throat worse. It’s also a diuretic, a substance that makes you pee more often, which will make you feel more thirsty and cause you to drink more, potentially making your throat feel even sorer.

Carbonated drinks cause inflammation, so avoid the fizzy stuff while you have a sore throat. Drinks with a high sugar content weaken your immune system. The best course of action is to drink plenty of water instead.

Avoid Fatty Foods

Refrain from eating high-fat foods such as red meat, full-fat dairy products, baked sweets and deep-fried foods.

Fatty foods are harder for your body to digest and can suppress your immune system, which can worsen cold symptoms such as a sore throat. Deep-fried foods often have breading that is dry and rough, which can further irritate your throat. Instead of full-fat foods, choose lean meats like turkey, fish and chicken.

Eat low-fat dairy products, and choose foods that are moist and soft such as soup or applesauce. You can even puree or grind your food if you have trouble swallowing or chewing it.

Bacon Sandwich

Avoid Spicy Foods

Spicy foods that contain hot sauce, chilli powder, curry, nutmeg, pepper and cloves can aggravate and worsen a sore throat, which will increase inflammation in your throat. To add flavour to your food, add fresh ginger, which has anti-inflammatory properties. You can also add garlic to your meals. Garlic can help reduce symptoms of a cold — such as a sore throat — and help you to recover faster. Garlic can even help prevent colds from reoccurring.

Avoid Coarse Foods

Crackers, toast, raw vegetables and other hard foods can scratch your throat. While you won’t notice it when you’re healthy, a sensitive sore throat may feel pain.

Soup

Foods that are rough-textured such as uncooked vegetables, granola and dry toast can scratch and worsen a sore throat. Instead of coarse foods, choose foods that are easy to swallow, soft and semisolid such as porridge, broth-based soups, yoghurt, eggs, mashed potatoes, ice cream, cooked cereals, smoothies and casseroles. You can also moisten foods that are dry with broth or gravy and boil or steam vegetables so that they are softer and easier to swallow.

Avoid Citrus & Acidic Foods

Stay away from acidic and citrus foods like tomatoes, oranges, grapefruit, limes and lemon. The acids found in these foods can irritate and worsen your sore throat. Instead of having citrus fruits, choose fruits that are soothing to the throat such as bananas, melons, kiwi and peaches. If you are looking to add more vitamin C into your diet, you can munch on kale or red peppers instead of irritating citrus foods.

Immunity boosting foods

Avoid Fried Foods

When you are unwell your immune system is already weakened, so unhealthy foods like french fries or fried chicken will not make you feel any better. While fried fatty foods don’t directly impact a sore throat, they do nothing to relieve any symptoms or make you feel better.

Avoid Alcoholic Beverages

Because alcohol has an immune suppression in the body. Plus dissolve the drug That we eat to cure colds, nasal congestion or reduce mucus and cough contribute to the effectiveness of the drug is reduced, so during the illness and still treating the flu, it should be reduced and quit drinking alcohol, including alcoholic drinks. All kinds!

So, any time during discomfort, cough and sore throat ditch these foods first. Because if you accidentally eat it, it may make your sore worse.

Consult your nutritionist before consuming any food or drink if you have a sore throat.

Several food items can be consumed that can treat your throat infection, boost your immunity and possibly make you guard against diseases.

How To Stay Healthy While Traveling & Eating Out

Whether heading out on a business trip or taking a vacation, even the most experienced travellers can fall off their nutrition game. Being away from home and routine is a powerful temptation to do too much, eat too much and throw caution to the wind.

But nobody wants to come back from vacation all happy and then cry about not fitting into their clothes. Sometimes, you can’t tell what’s on a menu in a new city.

Being prepared is your first step. You can still indulge in a nutritious diet while on the go.

Eating out and wanting to pick something healthy off the menu?

Here are my favourite go-to menu items for specific types of restaurants so you know you’re making a healthy choice.

How to Eat Healthy at Italian Restaurants

Healthy pasta

Order These:

• Minestrone

• pasta Fagioli

• house salad

• fresh fish or seafood that is cooked in olive oil

• leafy salads

• pasta (in tomato or marinara sauce with little olive oil and no cheese)

• cappuccino with skimmed milk

• fruit sorbets (with no added flavours or syrups)

Skip these:

• Caeser salad

• pasta in alfredo or bolognese sauces (or anything in a white sauce)

• lasagna, ravioli, cannelloni

• fried calamari or anything fried

• gelato, tiramisu, anything in `parmigiana’ (it’s loaded with cheese)

How to Eat Healthy at Chinese Restaurants

Healthy chicken

Order these:

• Chicken prawn vegetable suimai, kung pao chicken (not fried)

• seafood or vegetable Cheung fun

• prawn chicken vegetable dim sum

• steamed bread or mushroom chicken bun

• tom yum soup, wonton soup, chicken vegetable noodle soup

• steamed rice, soft stewed rice with vegetables, soft stewed noodles

• steamed prawns in lemon sauce

• steamed fish in soy, ginger and spring onions

• chicken with exotic vegetables in moo goo gai pan sauce

• schezuan eggplant

• Buddha’s delight

Skip these:

• Fried wantons

• steamed dim sum in chilli oil

• Peking duck, pork bun

• Fried chilli prawns, fried chilli chicken

• sesame prawn toast

• Szechwan chicken, fish

• vegetarian Manchurian

• spare ribs

• kung pao chicken potato

• chowmein, lomein, anything with the word `golden’ or `crispy’ in it as that means it is fried

How to Eat Healthy at Japanese Restaurants

Healthy tea

Order these:

• Sushi ­especially nigiri sushi (rice and seaweed) made with cooked crabs, salmon, bass, yellowtail, tuna, squid, scrambled eggs, tofu or vegetables and sashimi

• maki rolls (raw salmon, tuna, squid or prawn) with no cheese

• miso soup

• oshinko

• steamed edamame

• teppanyaki dishes (prepared with no oil)

• sukiyaki dishes (cooked at the table and you can supervise the oil content)

• okonomiyaki pizza

• broiled sea bass (or any fish seafood) with soya or ginger sauce

• ocha or green tea

• soba noodles

Skip these:

• Tempura

• dragon rolls

• chicken teriyaki

• yakitori

• fried dumpling or gyoza

• ramen noodles

• breaded chicken katsu

• green asparagus tempura or sautéed with soya butter

• foie gras teppanyaki

• sake

How to Eat Healthy at Thai Restaurants

Healthy soup

Order these:

• Tom yum soup

• Som tam ( green papaya salad ), Yum ma-Muang (green mango salad), Yum Talay (seafood salad)

• Green Curry (With Extra Veggies And tofu or chicken )

• Kaeng Liang (vegetable soup Thai style)

• fish with veggies

• summer rolls

• Pad Pak Bung Fai Daeng (stir-fried morning glory)

• Khao man Gai (chicken and rice)

• Gai pad med mamuang (chicken with cashew nuts)

• Chicken satay

Skip these:

• Pad Thai noodles

• Tom Kha Gai

• Gaeng ped gai

• Khao Pad ( Thai fried rice)

• Coconut Curry

• Massaman curry

• Fried Thai rolls

• Sticky Rice Dessert with Mango, Gluay kaeg dessert (dish of fried bananas)

• Crispy fish

• Thai Iced Tea

How to Eat Healthy at Mexican Restaurants

healthy Tacos

Order these:

• ceviche

• Un-Fried Mains like Enchiladas, burritos, tamales, and soft-shell tacos

• Tortilla Soup or Posole

• Steak, Black Beans

• salsa, guacamole, and fresh pico de gallo

• black beans

• grilled fish

• fajitas (with a better ratio of veg to meat and toppings)

• Burrito bowl

• taco salad (without the taco shell)

• tostadas (open-faced tacos) and Rellenos (poblano peppers)

Skip these:

• Fried Entrées like Chile Rellenos, chalupas, chimichangas, gorditas, tostadas, and taquitos

• Fried Tortilla Shells

• ground beef, refried beans

• chimichangas or chimi ( deep-fried burrito )

• quesadilla

• Tortilla Chips

• Queso (cheese sauce)

How to Eat Healthy at Mediterranean Restaurants

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Healthy dishes

Order these:

• Baba ghanoush (without extra olive oil)

• hummus, tzatziki, labneh

• Greek salad and horiatiki salads (with reduced feta cheese and dressing on the side)

• Tabouleh

• souvlaki, dolmades, keftedes (baked, not fried)

Skip these:

• Moussaka

• pastitsio

• spanakopita

• deep-fried calamari, tiropita, falafels

• red pepper feta, saganaki cheese

• gyro platter

• baklava, baklava cheesecake

Now, all you need to do is use these tips the next time you go out to eat. The more you use them, the better you’ll get at spotting healthy versus unhealthy options and it will feel more and more natural.

Healthy eating out

Ready for more?

Carry nuts and fresh fruit with you wherever you go, and steal in quick snack breaks which will help keep your blood sugar stable and make you less prone to stuffing yourself with sugary pies.

Stay hydrated, the hunger and thirst centres in your brains are so closely located next to each other, sometimes you crave food when all you want is water.

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The bottom line is it’s possible to make good choices and have control over your food – even at restaurants.

Most importantly, Don’t stress—just get back on track.

Above all, there’s a time and a place for healthy eating. It’s important to figure out where to cut yourself some slack and where to practice discipline.

But having a healthy relationship with food, in my opinion, does not mean worrying about food calories on vacation. Any weight you gain during a week of vacation is likely water weight or constipation. When you get home, be diligent about getting back to eating well.

Plenty of vegetables, along with healthy carbohydrates and protein in appropriate portion sizes. Your body will get back to its normal in no time.

Along with nutrition, be diligent about your exercise. For meal planning that prioritizes your health and wellness, check out our articles.

What Are The Best Foods to Eat Before You Go Out Drinking ( To Avoid A Hangover)

It is a known and proven fact that eating while consuming alcohol is necessary.

Food just hits differently when you’re inebriated from alcohol —science even says so. One tends to grow hungrier, the more he or she drinks alcohol. According to a study published in the journal Physiology and Behaviour, alcohol stimulates the appetite in a way that makes you crave high-fat , salty foods and foods high in fibre, which makes perfect sense.

Salty food can worsen the dehydration effects of the body. And as the body tends to be dehydrated during drinking, it is better to avoid salty food. High-fibre food items are not good for the health either. It delays the digestion process, which is not a good sign for the body.

On the other hand, consuming only alcohol ignoring hunger would lead to several diseases like pancreatitis and issues with the liver.

Hangover dealer

It turns out that if you eat the right foods before your drink, you are less likely to feel bloated and be dreadfully hungry the next day. Eating beforehand dilutes the alcohol you consume since it has water content. Further, it delays the time the alcohol takes to get into the bloodstream.

When you eat something before drinking, it slows down alcohol’s rate of absorption, so you don’t get drunk as quickly.

Also, it is not advisable to eat food in large portions before going to bed, especially after alcohol intake.

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Here are a bunch of foods to eat before drinking alcohol:

1. Bananas

Banana

Fruits are extremely healthy, to begin with, and the added benefit is that they contain high amounts of water which will dilute the alcohol. Bananas carry the added advantage of high fibre and potassium content, which is an electrolyte that plays an important role in muscle function, blood pressure, nerve function, and fluid regulation.

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Our bodies tend to lose potassium when we drink alcohol (especially when drinking excessive amounts), so eating potassium-rich foods before drinking can help boost the amount in your body.

Spinach, avocado, potatoes, lentils, milk, and yoghurt are also high in potassium and great to snack on before drinking.

2. Melon

Watermelon and cantaloupe are both great to consume before drinking because they contain a lot of water, which helps hydrate the body. Consuming melon and other hydrating foods can help prevent some of the dehydration that’s associated with alcohol consumption.

Signs of Dehydration

3. Eggs

We say eggs because of the high amount of protein they carry. Any food that is rich in protein will work as it slows alcohol absorption and keeps you feeling full for a long time. But the benefits don’t stop at protein alone. Eggs are also high in an amino acid called cysteine that plays a role in alcohol metabolism.

4. Water

Detox water

Alcohol is a diuretic (to put it bluntly, it makes you pee) and can easily lead you to become dehydrated. For this reason, sipping a few glasses of water is one of the most important things you can do before drinking. It dilutes the alcohol and regulates salt balance. Even when you’re out and drinking, keep having water at regular intervals and pace yourself.

In addition to drinking water, you can also eat water-rich foods like cucumber, strawberries, and lettuce. Try out our homemade infused water recipes.

5. Nuts

There’s a reason bars serve mixed nuts with alcohol. Not only do they taste good, but they also have high amounts of fat which help slow the absorption of alcohol.

6. Salmon

Salmon

Salmon has been lauded for its health benefits for a long time. It contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids and is packed with proteins. Further, salmon is rich in Vitamin B12, an important nutrient that’s often diminished with alcohol consumption.

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7.Avocado

Avocado recipe

Though still somewhat difficult to get in all parts of India and a little expensive, avocados are packed with healthy fats which digest slowly to keep you full and may slow the absorption of alcohol into your blood. Like bananas, they also contain high amounts of potassium. One of the best things about avocado is that you can easily add it to nearly any meal.

8.Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt is high in protein, which is digested slowly and slows the absorption of alcohol. In addition to protein, yogurt also contains fats and carbohydrates, making it a nutritious food that’s filling, provides lots of energy, and doesn’t cause blood sugar.

It’ll literally stick to your gut, as the food will digest slowly over four to six hours.

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9.Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a good addition to any meal or snack before you head out for a few drinks. They contain potassium and other electrolytes, and they’re also complex carbohydrates, which means they are slow digesting and can help to reduce the effects of alcohol on the body.

Research has shown that sweet potatoes prevent swings in blood sugar, which can prevent the overeating caused by drinking.
Sweetpotato toast

10.Hummus

Containing a healthy mix of fat, protein, and carbohydrates, hummus is a great snack choice before drinking. It’s a particularly good option for someone looking to load up on protein from a plant-based source.

When you consume alcohol it depletes the body of Vitamin B, therefore hummus can also help in boosting your B-vitamins. The amino acids in hummus are also considered helpful in preventing a hangover.

Bonus : 10 Types of Liquor and Food Pairings

Whiskey + Roast chicken

Cognac + seafood dish

Bourbon + Pickled Vegetables, Meat

Rye + Sushi Nigiri

Scotch + Duck Breast , Seasonal Vegetables

Rum + Glazed Jerk Chicken

Tequila + Lamb Barbacoa Tacos, fruit platter

Brandy + Chocolate Brownies

Red wine + Cured meats, pasta, cheese

Beer + Crumbed chicken, beef jerky

By being aware of the right eatables, the ill effects of alcohol can be mitigated to a large extent. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a certified-nutritionist.

8 Best Foods that Boost Your Mental Health

What you put into your body can affect how you feel.

Many of us see French fries and chocolate cake as treats to cheer us up when we’re feeling down. But perhaps our perspective on food needs an update. With a few simple dietary changes, you might be able to improve both your mind and your mood.

1.Dark Leafy Greens

Nutrient-Dense Inflammation Fighter

Green vegetables

Leafy greens fight against all kinds of inflammation, and according to a study, severe depression has been linked with brain inflammation. Leafy greens are especially important because they contain oodles of vitamins A, C, E, and K, minerals, and phytochemicals.

Foods that fight inflammation

2.Walnuts

Rich in Mood-Boosting Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Walnuts

Walnuts are one of the richest plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids, and are full of antioxidants, helping to inhibit oxidation in the brain and body. Even more amazingly, these nuts can also lead to the growth of new neurons this means walnuts can help us to grow new brain cells, an essential aspect of maintaining good mental health.

3.Avocado

Its Oleic Acid Gives You Brainpower

Avocado

Avocados are power foods because, again, they contain healthy fat that your brain needs to run smoothly. Three-fourths of the calories of an avocado are from fat, mostly monounsaturated fat, in the form of oleic acid. An average avocado also contains 4 grams of protein and is filled with vitamin K, different kinds of vitamin B( B9, B6 and B5), vitamin C and vitamin E12.

4.Berries

Full of Cell-Repairing Antioxidants

Berries

Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries are some of the highest antioxidant foods available to us. They go around fixing your cells and preventing them from getting cancer and other illnesses. Antioxidants assist in repairing cells, as well as assisting in combating inflammation caused by free radical damage.

5.Mushrooms

Helpful Tools to Lower Blood Sugar

Diabetes

Here are two good reasons why mushrooms are good for your mental health. First, their chemical properties oppose insulin, which helps lower blood sugar levels, evening out your mood. They also are like a probiotic in that they promote healthy gut bacteria.

6.Onions

Layered With Cancer-Fighting Allium

Spices

Onions have been associated with a decreased risk of several cancers. Eating onions and garlic frequently is associated with a reduced risk of cancers of the digestive tract. These vegetables also contain high concentrations of anti-inflammatory flavonoid antioxidants that contribute to their anticancer properties.

7.Tomatoes

Packed With Depression Fighters

Depression

Tomatoes contain lots of folic acids and alpha-lipoic acid, both of which are good for fighting depression. Folic acid can prevent an excess of homocysteine — which restricts the production of important neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine — from forming in the body. Alpha-lipoic helps the body convert glucose into energy and therefore stabilizes mood.

8.Apples

Ripe With Antioxidants and Fiber

Apple

An apple a day could — if eaten with the rest of these foods — keep the psychiatrist away, at least for periods. Apples are high in antioxidants, which can help to prevent and repair oxidation damage and inflammation on the cellular level. They are also full of soluble fiber, which balances blood sugar swings.

The next time you go shopping, consider adding one or more of these to your grocery list. In addition to providing general health benefits, you’ll be able to provide an outstanding source of nourishment to your brain as well.

Have These 9 Foods To Replace Your Multivitamins

Getting your nutrients from foods is better than getting them from supplements.

You may not get enough of certain micronutrients: iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin Bs, vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamin E. Many people choose to rely on a multivitamin to supply these crucial micronutrients.

Most of the multivitamins and mineral supplements have no health benefits. Fulfil the lack of nutrients and vitamins by adding foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals.
That said, some foods are much more nutritious than others.

But instead of a multivitamin, a diet rich in these 9 nutritious foods could supply enough of these nutrients instead.

Here’s a list of some of the most common vitamins and minerals you might typically get from a multivitamin — we included a few options for getting them in food form.Eat up!

1. Vitamin A

Sweet potato toast

Why you need it: Vitamin A is important for good vision, the immune system, embryonic development, and bone growth.

How much you need: Adults need about 700-900 micrograms per day.

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Sweet potatoes, carrots, mangoes, spinach, kale, berries, apricots, papaya, eggs, butter, raw milk and cheeses, cod liver oil and organ meats like liver.

2. Vitamin Bs

Spiced chickpeas

Why you need it:

Vitamin B6 is important for protein metabolism, forming neurotransmitters, enzyme function, and the nerve system.

Vitamin B12 often known as “energy pills”, helps your DNA to protect itself from damage caused by undue stress on the body or suffering from chronic fatigue.

Vitamin B9 (otherwise known as folic acid) is important for red blood cell formation, protein synthesis, fetal health, and preventing neural tube defects in pregnant women.

How much you need: Adults need about Vitamin B6, 1.3-1.5 milligrams per day, Vitamin B12, 2.4 milligrams per day and Vitamin B9, 400 micrograms per day.!

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Black-eyed peas, asparagus, chickpeas, broccoli, kidney beans, eggs, ham, fortified whole-grain cereals, wheat germ, salmon, enriched rice, green pea, lentils and nuts such as almonds and pecans.

3. Vitamin C

Vitamin C rich food

Why you need it: Vitamin C is an antioxidant that’s important for protecting cells from damaging free radicals (like from smoke and pollution), building immunity against infections, synthesising collagen for healthy skin, and absorbing iron.

How much you need: Adults need 75-90 milligrams per day.

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Citrus fruits like orange, lemon, strawberry and grapefruit; bell peppers; broccoli; papaya; and tomatoes.

4. Vitamin D

Healthy guacamole

Why you need it: Known as “the sunshine vitamin”, strengthen teeth and bones and facilitates the absorption of calcium in the body.

How much you need: Adults need 5.0 micrograms per day.

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Mushrooms, orange juice, soy milk, extra virgin olive oil, oily fish like salmon, walnuts, avocados and yes – even bacon.

5. Vitamin E

Green juice

Why you need it: Vitamin E is important for cell signalling, healthy skin, protecting cells from free radicals, and immune function.

How much you need: Adults need about 15 milligrams per day.

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All green leafy vegetables, almonds, raw seeds, swiss chard, mustard greens, spinach, turnip greens, kale, and plant oils.

6. Vitamin K

Green juice

Why you need it: Vitamin K is important for blood clotting and coagulation, amino acid metabolism, and forming strong bones.

How much you need: Adults need 90-120 micrograms per day.

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Cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale and Basil.

7. Magnesium

Banana for weight loss

Why you need it: Magnesium is important for over 300 enzymes in the body, carbohydrate and fat metabolism, protein synthesis, and wound healing. It also contributes to the strengthening of bones.

How much you need: Adults need 320-420 milligrams per day.

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Spinach, pumpkin seeds, figs, avocado, banana, raspberries, nuts, legumes, peas, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, artichokes, asparagus, brussels sprouts, and seafood like salmon, mackerel, tuna.

8. Iron

Cacao

Why you need it: Iron is important for haemoglobin production, forming red blood cells, cellular energy production, and metabolizing drugs in the body.

How much you need: Adults need an average of 13 milligrams per day.

*Specifically, men need 8 milligrams per day and anyone who gets a period needs 18 milligrams per day to support iron loss during menstruation.

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Tofu, Tempeh, Soybeans, lentils, beans and peas, pumpkin, sesame, hemp and flaxseeds, cashews, pine nuts, leafy greens, potatoes, and dark chocolate.

9. Zinc

Zinc importance

Why you need it: Zinc is important for neurological function, immune function, cell structure, and promoting chemical reactions in the body.

How much you need: Adults need 8-11 milligrams per day.

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seafood, beans, peanuts and chicken

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Premium Teas: Tea For Every Mood !

In this article, I have shared my top picks of Tea blends specially created under the guidance of health professionals and can be vouched for quality. My readers get a special discount of 5% by using the coupon code “detoxpri.

There’s nothing that a nice cup of tea can’t fix. From providing a boost of energy in the morning to relaxing our nerves at night – a hot cup of tea that is brewed to perfection offers oodles of benefits.

And with the addition of some medicinal herbs and spices in the right proportions, tea becomes an antidote to many health ailments and does wonders for boosting our immunity.

Several health experts often recommend tea (including the herbal variants) for enhancing the body’s defence mechanism against various infections and diseases.

Certain people are absolute tea lovers and cannot start their day without it.

However, premium teas offer more than just good taste. They contribute massively to improving one’s well-being and overall health. The presence of certain important herbs and natural ingredients in these tea variants makes it a soothing and therapeutic drink.

Herbal tea

The various health benefits of herbal tea were discovered thousands of years ago by the Egyptians and the Chinese. Herbal teas are an infusion of spices and flowers, roots, leaves and barks of a mixture of plants. Each plant has its benefits and when many of them are blended, herbal teas become health in a cup. Apart from its savoury taste, drinking premium tea is good for improving the overall health of the body.

Some of its Major Advantages are:

1) Improves Functioning of the Brain

Presence of the chemical L-Theanine in premium teas proves immensely beneficial for brain health. It improves the functionality of the brain and helps eliminate stress and anxiety, thus allowing one to relax. Besides, they enhance attention span, memory, judgment and evaluation powers, reasoning, comprehension, problem-solving and decision-making.

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2) Improves Heart Health

There is strong evidence to suggest that the antioxidants in tea work enhance heart health. Flavonoids, present in both black and green tea, prevent oxidation of LDL (known as ‘bad’ cholesterol), cause a reduction in blood clotting and help improve widening of blood vessels of the heart. Studies that examined the relationship between black tea intake and heart health reported declining incidences of heart attack, low cholesterol levels and markedly lower blood pressure.

3) Boosts Immunity

Herbal teas are also known for stimulating the immune system with antioxidants and vitamins. They help helps prevent infections and lower the risk of chronic disease. The natural, bioactive compounds found in premium teas like green tea and black tea are the main key. For centuries together, Ayurveda practitioners have been consuming Tulsi tea to strengthen the immune system against illnesses and injuries, thanks to its anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties.

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4) Improves Digestion

Tea also boosts digestive processes in the body. Many ingredients in herbal teas are known for their ability to improve digestion and cure stomach issues. Blends containing ginger and spearmint are known to improve gut health.

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Many people tend to have tea after their meal for better digestion. Herbal teas, specifical chamomile, can be good for people suffering from irritable bowel syndrome as it is an antispasmodic. While ginger teas can help calm nausea in many cases.

5) Helps in Weight Loss

Tea can significantly aid in weight loss as well. Evidence that supports this thesis is derived from studies conducted using tea extracts such as ECGC and other flavonols, catechins, polyphenols and caffeine. Consuming tea catechins for long can prove beneficial against obesity and type 2 diabetes as well as decrease the risk of coronary disease.

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6) Helps Prevent Loss of Teeth

Studies have suggested that at least one cup of green tea daily could significantly lessen the odds of tooth loss. Other studies have reported that tea can also lower the pH balance of the tooth surface, suppressing the development of harmful bacteria that causes tooth decay. The fluoride content in tea works to help keep teeth healthy. The fluoride levels in green, black, and oolong teas are usually comparable to the ones recommended for preventing cavities. 

7) Help Fight Skin Problems


Herbal tea is known to help fight problems like acne and eczema. It can be consumed or even be applied topically on the affected areas. The teabags can themselves be applied on the face after soaking it in water for some time. Alternatively, you can dip a towel in the brewed tea and apply the towel on to your face for about 15 – 20 minutes. Blends containing cinnamon, ginger or turmeric are all well known for their antibacterial properties. While chamomile and hibiscus are known for their soothing effects on the skin.

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8)Acts As A Stress Buster & Antidepressant

The key ingredient in herbal tea that leads to a state of physical and mental relaxation is a chemical known as L-theanine which helps in reducing stress, improves the quality the sleep.

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Herbal teas act as mild antidepressants. They stimulate the chemicals in the brain to reduce depression. Rose petals, as part of the blend, are known to elevate mood and help fight insomnia.

I believe that tea drinking is not only a personalised experience but ono teas should reflect the needs of your physical and mental being. 

We have tied up with Ono Teas, a boutique shop of over 120 handcrafted herbal Health and Wellness Teas carefully crafted to prevent Lifestyle Disorders. Their teas are specially crafter under the guidance of nutritionists and dietitians to effectively curb the ill effects of modern lifestyle. While keeping the therapeutic value in mind, their master blenders also a ensure mesmerising aroma and taste in every tea they craft. Below is a list of some other their well-known teas.

Herbal tea

1.Whiskey Tea

A kind of its own, this non-Alcoholic Whiskey tea is stress relieving and soothing, just what your boss might need working through the hours of stress.

DECREASES CHOLESTEROL  ||  IMPROVES MENTAL STRENGTH  ||  LOWERS RISK OF HEART DISEASES

2.Kashmiri Kahwa

Make this detox desi kahwa green tea your go-to herbal green tea for complete body detox and energy boost.

IMPROVES DIGESTION  ||  REDUCES STRESS  ||  NATURAL COLD REMEDY  ||  HIGH ON ANTIOXIDANTS ||  WEIGHT LOSS

3.Magical Chamomile

One of the best tea for women, Magical Chamomile tea is a bedtime tea best taken during evening or night time before going to sleep.

PROMOTES SLEEP  ||  BOOSTS IMMUNITY  ||  RELIEVES STRESS  ||  REDUCES ANXIETY ||  SOOTH STOMACH ACHE

4.Hoji Cha

Inspired by a century-old Japanese tradition this tea is the only charcoal roasted Green tea in the world.

HIGH ANTIOXIDANTS  ||  LOWERS THE RISK OF HEART DISEASES  ||  DECREASES BLOOD PRESSURE  ||  LOWERS CHOLESTEROL

5.Full Petal Hibiscus Flower

Drink with style the ‘All Red’ handpicked Hibiscus petals processed in small batches for a great citrus treat, rich in Vitamin C, contains minerals such as flavonoids and has laxative properties.

DECREASES BLOOD PRESSURE  ||  LOWERS CHOLESTEROL  ||  LOWERS RISK OF HEART DISEASES || DECREASES BLOOD SUGAR 

6.3 Paan Sheesha Tea

The ever-popular after-food mouth freshener now in the form of a tea. No need to run down to the local paan shop anymore, just brew a cup to enjoy the goodness.

IMPROVES DIGESTION  ||  PROMOTES WEIGHT LOSS  ||  LOWERS RISK OF OBESITY  ||  LOWERS CANCER RISK

Summing It Up

From green tea to black tea, from chamomile tea to oolong tea, all kinds of teas are full of flavonoids and many healthy goodies. For a powerful punch, one should steep their tea and be careful about how sweetened it is to avoid excess sugars.

Herbal teas are a healthy option for a beverage as compared to tea or coffee, as it does not contain any caffeine and has natural healing and beneficial properties.

BONUS 😃😍

Ono teas

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