Drinks To Soothe You When You Are Sick

Hello! My Tribe,

Virus is in the air and off late a lot of people are falling sick. Just recently, even I fell sick but unlike all other times, the unpleasant mood that creeps in with sickness had not consumed me! And that’s only because i kept sipping some energising and soothing drinks all day. That’s when the thought struck me that why not do a video on the same subject to share with you all these soothing drinks that you can have when you are sick.

Water helps detoxify the body and keeps illnesses and diseases at bay. It increases energy and relieves fatigue, boosts immune system and helps in maintaining overall health. A fever causes you to lose body water, which may lead to dehydration if you are not drinking enough fluids. The dehydration may worsen your fever, further exacerbating the dehydration. This cycle will continue unless you break it by rehydrating your body. The best thing you can do is prevent dehydration before it is caused by drinking plenty of water and other fluids.

Lemon Water
Many don’t realize this but there are tons of health benefits of having a tall glass of lemon water when you’re in those sick days! It has a huge impact on your overall health because lemons are loaded with vitamins A, B6, C, E, calcium, copper, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc.Lemons are high in a fiber called pectin — a prebiotic that keeps your gut healthy by aiding the growth of good health bacteria.

Ginger Tea
This is my favourite tea when i get sick! Ginger works wonders to keep the cold away. Ginger is a rich source of vitamins and minerals, including chromium which prevents fevers and chills. This tea warms up almost instantly and can be used as a wellness tonic throughout winter. For cough and sore throat, this is the most effective remedy that has been used since the ancient times.

Green Tea
Believe it or not…this is one of the healthiest beverage on the planet. Green tea contains a powerful antioxidant EGCG, which stops free radicals from damaging healthy cells in the body. It is an antiviral tea, which combats flu and viruses and enhances rapid growth and activity of immune cells which act as a defence system against infection! So sip it up when you feel low, and love it, because there’s nothing better than a cup of green tea.

Hibiscus and Rose Hip
Well, if you want something even better than green tea, this is what you should pour in your mug! Research says that hibiscus has the highest level of antioxidants compared to any food on the planet. Rose hip is rich in vitamin C as well and people all around the world use it as a medicinal beverage. It also helps your body fight infections and has high percentage of antioxidants.

Thyme Tea
This tea can be found in your kitchen and most probably, you must have not yet tried this for a tea because you didn’t know certain amazing facts about it. `This herb is packed with disease fighting antioxidants and it particularly useful for colds, flu and easing sore throats. Additionally, it also has mood boosting effect to keep you calm and get out of those sickness blues.

Sage Tea
If you have sore throats and coughs, this is another easy home remedy for you! This tea can boost your mood and can also help clear the energy when feeling lethargic. Sage is also used or digestive problems, including loss of appetite, gas (flatulence), stomach pain (gastritis), diarrhea, bloating, and heartburn.

Fresh Juice and Smoothies
Fresh green juices and smoothies can provide your body with the required nutrients and help you fight sickness when you’re feeling irritable! You can bank on oranges, mint, kale, cucumber, carrot, lemon, ginger and many others. These are going to be your immune soothing tonics that you can make simply by mixing two or three of them and just blending them together. Juices help in providing nutrients to the body during sickness, because in those times you can barely have solids. Since your digestive capacity becomes weak when you fall sick, these power packed smoothies and juices can be your best bet!

Hot Cocoa
You love cocoa? Well, i do too! So while otherwise i may always advise you not to have this drink to save those calories, during sickness i would say, have your mug of chocolate. Cocoa contains a chemical that helps your body battle the cold symptoms. In face, according to doctors at the British National Health Service, cocoa might help cure a persistent cough and is more effective than the best cough medicine.
Also, it is one of the top antioxidant foods. And it releases feel good hormones which soothe your brain. In fact, after water, cocoa is the healthiest drink you should put in your system.

So next time you fall sick, make these drinks and keep sipping on them throughout the day! All these work wonders for immunity as well as eliminating the toxins from the body. A healthy mind lives in a healthy body” So keep your body healthy and keep rocking!

Let me know if you have your favorite sickness drink. Share the recipe with me and my tribe.

Love and health




I am Uma - entrepreneur, award winning television personality,philanthropist and an eternal optimist dedicated to helping you liveyour dreams by bringing daily insights, fitness inspiration, cleaneating and beauty and wellness resources.Join me in this space and lets start this beautiful journey together.

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