Add lemon and turmeric to a glass of warm water and sail through the monsoon

The monsoon has finally arrived and you have countless reasons to rejoice! The tapping on the window panes, lush nature and mild climate give us maximum relief from the unbearable summer heat. But before we dive into the pool of bliss, let’s talk about the season’s not-so-comfortable factor. Yes, we are talking about the diseases that the season brings! The sudden change in temperature makes us prone to airborne, waterborne, and foodborne illnesses, so, sometimes you’ll find people complaining of vomiting, stomachaches, coughs and colds, and even the flu. You definitely don’t want to spend the monsoon taking trips to your neighbour. Right? So what do you do then? This is where your diet comes into play.
According to health experts, eating a healthy and nutritious diet helps boost immunity against several seasonal diseases. And to speed up the healing process, you can always opt for kadha and herbal teas. These concoctions are timeless and have always been a part of Ayurveda and other traditional medical practices. Made with herbs and spices, these drinks help detoxify, purify the blood, and maintain the flow of oxygen in the body. Considering the bounty of kadhas, we bring you a blend that can help you boost your immunity against the distress of monsoons. It includes warm water, lemon and turmeric, with a little honey for taste (but it’s optional). Let’s clarify better.
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Why is hot lemon turmeric water considered good for health?

Role Of Hot Water In Monsoon Diet:

According to Ayurveda, hot water creates heat in the body which further regulates metabolism and other bodily functions. It helps break down fats, absorb nutrients, relax muscles, and increase blood and oxygen flow in the body. These factors combine to maintain water balance in the body and fortify the immune system to prevent viral attacks in the monsoon. Hence, you will often find people drinking hot water on an empty stomach to start their day on a healthy note. It’s not all. Some people also take it after meals to aid digestion and prevent fat accumulation in the body.

Role Of Lemon In Monsoon Diet:

One of the powerful sources of vitamin C and antioxidants, lemon is known to boost immunity. During the monsoons, when our bodies become prone to disease, these nutrients combine to produce antibodies against harmful microorganisms. According to Bengaluru nutritionist Anju Sood, you need to drink two lemon juices a day to fully enjoy all its benefits.

Role Of Turmeric In Monsoon Diet:

Turmeric contains curcumin which is antiseptic and antiviral in nature which automatically makes it the good ingredient for immunity during monsoon. Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties help flush out excess toxins and promote blood flow into cells which aids in glowing skin and even healthy hair during humid monsoons.
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How to make lemon turmeric hot water:

Ideally, in a glass of hot water, you should add a lemon juice, half a teaspoon of turmeric powder and a teaspoon of honey; mix the drink well and drink.
But if you’re using raw turmeric, we suggest boiling half-inch turmeric well in water for nearly five minutes. Then strain it into a glass, add lemon juice and honey and drink!

When is the right time to drink warm lemon turmeric water:

If you scroll through the internet, you will find more expert articles explaining the benefits of drinking detox water in the morning. It helps kick-start the metabolism and regulate all other bodily functions smoothly. But some often complain of acidity and heartburn after drinking lemon water first thing in the morning. For them, experts suggest including the drink in their after-meal routine for easy digestion. To put it simply, the dosage varies from person to person according to their tolerance. Therefore, we suggest consulting a nutritionist before including any type of detox drink in their routine.
Make your dietary choices wisely and enjoy good and happy health this monsoon.

Disclaimer: This content, including advice, provides general information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical advice. Always consult a specialist or your doctor for further information. NDTV assumes no responsibility for this information.

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