A nice mug of masala chai sure does make your day, but it does a lot more than that! Spiced chai has been found to be a better beverage for many reasons, due to its taste and the multiple benefits that it offers!
Tea is a great source of antioxidants, but adding spices to it turns it into one powerful drink. They not only help in meeting our daily dose of vitamins and minerals but also add an amazing aroma to the drink.
So let us look into some of the health benefits that masala chai provides!
- Boosts immunity - While black tea is rich in tannins and alkalis, which helps boost immunity, the spices in it give it an additional boost. Spices contain antioxidants which protect our immune cells from harmful substances in the environment called free radicals. Free radicals are created by cigarette smoke, radiation, medication and even by our own metabolism. Thus the spices blended with the tea play a big role in boosting our immunity naturally by fighting these free radicals - an added advantage we can never say no to.
- Reduces inflammation in the body - Did you know that the root cause of most pain in our body is inflammation? Masala Chai, made with milk and spices, contains many anti-inflammatory properties. Commonly used spices such as cinnamon, ginger and cloves have a strong effect on reducing pain and swelling in the body. Further, uncommon spices such as cayenne, saffron and even turmeric are used in chai these days for their anti-inflammatory properties.
- Elevates your mood! - It is said that the traditional chai in India was specifically designed to give you calmness and peace of mind. Chai Tea was originally treated as a medicinal drink for centuries because of its multiple benefits for not just your physical health but also your mental health. The caffeine in black tea is proven to have a soothing effect in people suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure. Now when we say a mug of chai will fix your stressful day, we ain’t saying anything wrong!
- Other health benefits - As per herbalists, spices hold a lot of health benefits which is why they have been used for medicinal purposes since ages. For instance, cinnamon and cardamom help in reducing blood pressure and cholesterol. Similarly, components of black pepper and fennel seeds help in controlling blood sugar.
We could talk endlessly about our love for chai but for now, we ask that you try it once, and experience it yourself!
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